Co-Writer/Director, Robin Robin, Aardman / Netflix
After graduating Wimbledon College of Art in 2008 with a degree in Set Design for Stage and Screen, Dan started out as a Freelance Animator, Set Designer and Model Maker, before taking an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art from 2010-11.
His 2011 MA graduation short, Slow Derek, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2011 before screening internationally at over 40 film festivals and winning the Grand Prix at Animated Encounters and Animayo,
In 2014, Dan co-founded Parabella Studios with Mikey Please, where they produced shorts, idents and commercials with commissions from clients such as Nike, E4 and Kamasi Washington. Their relaunch trailer for the 2017 series of The Great British Bake Off earned the pair a Cannes Lion Silver award for Film Craft in Animation.
In 2019, Dan and Mikey joined Aardman to co-write and direct the animated musical special Robin Robin, which premiers on Netflix in autumn 2021.