DEC in Cinema, Video and Communications
DAWSON COLLEGE - 2007
BFA in Film Studies
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY -2011
Daniel is an actor and writer living in Montreal. He first found a love for simply performing on stage at the age of 8, when he took classes with Pegasus Performing Arts. This would later develop into a passion, as Daniel participated in teen workshops, and later character building classes at the Montreal School of Performing Arts.
During this time, Dan began to act professionally in Montreal-based film and television. From this, his curiosity and passion for the work done behind the lens grew, leading to a DEC in Media Studies at Dawson College and a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University. It was at Concordia that Dan met Jon Dubsky, another Montreal based actor/producer, and the two began collaborating together on short films.
Following life at school, Dan has kept busy by working as a writer and actor. Along with his production partner, Jon, he spent 2 years creating the comedy web series ‘CUBED’ . Though time-consuming, it was a labor of love for Dan who co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and co-starred in the series along with Jon.
He has also been busy working on various other projects, from brief appearances in Walter Salles’ beat-generation adaptation of ‘On The Road’ (2012) and Jonathan Levine’s zombie love story ‘Warm Bodies’ (2013), to a supporting role in the Lifetime television film ‘Fugitive at 17’ (2012).
Dan recently took part in the 2013 SODEC Sprint for Your Script Competition. He is thrilled to have won the WGC/Jimmy Lee prize for best english script for his adaptation of The Mountain Clinic by Harold Hoefle.
He continues to work in the Montreal film industry, prepping a second season of CUBED, as well as building a small library of spec screenplays. Recently, he had the privilege of participating in the 2014 Praxis Screenwriter's Lab at the Whistler Film Fest. Working with mentor Michael Miner (Robocop), he continued to develop "Red Island", a thriller set in Charlottetown, PEI. Dan is also proud to have worked on Incendo's 'Trigger Point '(2015), airing on The Movie Network and Lifetime in March of 2015.