DNS & NICK

DIRECTING

THE WASTELAND

 
 

Dan'S DIRECTIONAL DEBUT

PASSWORD: Speedwell2017

BACK IN 2015 I RAN A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO PRODUCE MY FIRST SMALL FILM. I ASSEMBLED A SMALL BUT DEDICATED CREW AND OUR BUDGET EXTENDED TO CAMERAS AND LIGHTS FROM PANAVISION (BUT THAT WAS ABOUT IT).

I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO WORK WITH A VERY TALENTED DOP, LUCA CUITI. HE HELPED ME BRING MY STORY TO LIFE AND PUSHED ME TO MAKE IT BIGGER, BETTER AND MORE AMBITIOUS. THANK YOU LUCA. 

OVER THE COURSE OF A FEW MONTHS I WROTE, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED THE FILM THAT WOULD BECOME THE WASTELAND. A SIMPLE PIECE EXPLORING THE COMPLEX AND TESTING WORLD OF DATING IN LONDON. SOMETIMES IT CAN FEEL LIKE A WASTELAND AND THIS CAN LEAD YOU TO DO STRANGE THINGS TO FIND LOVE. 

WHILST I'M HAPPY WITH THE FINISHED FILM I HAVE A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS ON WHAT I'LL DO BETTER NEXT TIME. WATCH THIS SPACE.