Dan is a BAFTA winning documentary film director.
“One of the best documentary-makers in the world” Jason Stone, David Reviews.
Dan’s BAFTA winning and Emmy nominated feature documentary ‘Hillsborough’ aired in the US in 2014, but for legal reasons was only recently finally permitted to be shown in the UK. The film reveals the devastating details of the Hillsborough stadium disaster on April 15, 1989, that resulted in 96 fans being crushed to death during the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
Dan’s feature documentary ‘9.79*’ premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The beautifully shot film investigates the infamous and controversial 1988 Seoul Olympic men’s 100m final, won by Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson. Johnson was subsequently stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
His documentary ‘Victoria Pendleton: Cycling’s Golden Girl’ was screened on BBC One as part of the channel’s build up to the London 2012 Olympics. Dan filmed Victoria over several months, on and off the track, capturing both a unique openness and honesty and a fascinating story about the cyclist we thought we knew, brilliantly demonstrating his sensibility to film-making.
And his latest release ‘George Best: All By Himself’ premiered at the 60th BFI London Film Festival.