Dan Thorens

Dan Thorens

CW1 films

Director, screenwriter and editor in New York City, New York

About Dan

Self Made Filmmaker, Producer and Actor. Born in Montreal, Canada, raised in several countries including 10 years in Africa (Ivory Coast, Cameroon), France, Switzerland and the US. I've worked in the film industry for over 20 years, spanning from being a theatre then a movie actor. Naturally switched to directing narrative and writing Feature film scripts.
I also add the story telling value to the industrial films and , that's why they keep hiring me.
I work both in English and French between the US and Europe, meeting amazing people, creatives and techs.

Past experiences include the prestigious National Theater of Chaillot in Paris, first as an actor then as french director Roland Topor's assistant for a big production of UBU KING. Was a lead in a famous TV series in France, "Cordier Juge et Flic" folloed by various independent films in New York.

Had the pleasure to work with renowned Jerome Savary, Alain Bonnot, Andreas Voutsinas and Jean Luc Godard.

Founded CW1 FiLMS, produced, co-wrote, directed and hosted two documentary series in English, "CITY-HOP and "MICRO-SYSTEMS" both shot in France.

Also, for the past 10 years, enjoyed co-writing 5 feature length films.
Two of them are actively seeking financing.


Bottom line my extensive experience as an actor and, indirectly, director and now writer has allowed me to witness first hand that the collaborative and discovery process begins by working with talented artists whose egos are in check.
If you feel that is you, I'd love to communicate.
Peace. Persevere,

Name: Dan Thorens

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: CW1 films

Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Producer and Actor

Unique traits: I read between the lines. :O)



    DON'T F$%K WITH THE KINO (2017)
    Film (Short) Director (Don't F$%K With The Kino), I invented this Kino Matrix police ((Diana Meierhans) who chases after this thief (Rémy Boileau) who stole the card from one of the participants. The sentence is severe, but purposefully disproportionate. Enjoy.


    ONA DANO (2017)
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  • The Grapevine

    The Grapevine (2013)
    Video (Short, Drama and Family) Director After 15 years apart, two brothers come to be together again after their mother's passing. What do they have to say after all this time? Written by Anonymous

  • Anna

    Anna (2005)
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  • Pensoul

    Pensoul (2005)
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  • Passport to Europe

    Passport to Europe (2005)
    Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Travel hostess Samantha Brown explores some of the most delectable destinations on the European continent.

  • The Deep

    The Deep (1999)
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  • For Ever Mozart

    For Ever Mozart (1996)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and War) Actor Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into four distinct but tangentially related stories, including the attempts by a young group of idealists to stage a play in war-torn Sarajevo and an elderly director's efforts to complete his film. Written by Anonymous

  • Les Cordier, juge et flic

    Les Cordier, juge et flic (1994)
    Television (Crime) Actor La série a comme protagoniste le commissaire Cordier, avec une épouse ménagère et très bonne cuisinière et deux enfants: l'un est juge d'instruction et l'autre journaliste, tous les deux avec une tendance marquée à se mettre dans le pétrin et affligés de problèmes amoureux. Les cas qui se présentent au commissaire, certes ne sont pas simples, mais pour les résoudre, qu'il le veuille ou non, il a l'aide de sa famille. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia


  • National Theater of Chaillot

  • Geneva University

Desert Island Movies

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