Dan Tonkin

Dan Tonkin

Screenwriter, Director, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer and Production Manager

London, England

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March 2014
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About Dan

Royal Television Society Nominee, filmmaking graduate of Ealing Studios Met Film School, scriptwriting graduate & cinematography postgraduate of Bournemouth University. I am fluent in writing, directing, producing, production management, camera and video editing. I mentor often and have led many teams across various projects.

Collaborations include projects from as small as 10 - 85 people on both TV & film projects. Of all previous recognitions and achievements, ‘Survivor’ - my multi-linear 'Choose Your Own Adventure' interactive narrative film, remains my strongest after it won at Best Shorts Competition, LA Best Shorts and featured in both ‘Digital Filmmaker Magazine’ & 'Indie Activity' and bearing in mind this preceded Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch' by four years!

I bring 10 years of experience, contacts, strong ideas, motivation, commitment as well as a proud multicultural background from having lived abroad and an expansive education in and around media theory and video production. I am flexible to work with and love going "wherever" the work is allowing me to see more of the world as I go. I am more interested in pursuing my career than anything else.



  • Jenna The Great

    Jenna The Great (2016 - 2019)
    TV Movie by DanFam Productions / DAL Productions (Comedy) Writer / Producer / Director / Editor A cocky student accidentally conjures Aristotle into the 21st Century and seizes her chance to cheat her way through her exams.

  • Pre-Parenting School

    Pre-Parenting School (2018)
    Television by Lighthouse Nation / Tencent (Reality-TV) Senior AP Four celebrity couples come to the UK to hone and develop their skills as new parents.

  • Guilt & Denial

    Guilt & Denial (2016 - 2017)
    Film (short) by Shelbourne Productions (Mystery) Writer / Cinematographer The split egos of an offender are forced to confront each other in a nightmare where only one can survive.

  • Fate

    Fate (2017)
    Television by Riverland BCC / Shanghai Media Group (Drama) 2nd AC Returning after 5 years of wrongful imprisonment, An Qi seeks her second chance to achieve her ambition, while her younger sister, has already overtaken her.

  • Twisted

    Twisted (2017)
    Film (short) by Chelsea Nwasike (Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer / Assc Producer Gretchen journeys to save her brother from the dreaded 'Darkcreek Asylum' and uncovers the cruelty its prisoners are subjected to, soon realising she may not get out alive!

  • Hazel

    Hazel (2016 - 2017)
    Film (short) by Adebayo Olasunkami (Drama) Cinematographer / Editor / Assc Producer A widow's realisation of her own fading delusion finally lifts so that she can finally accept his death.

  • Flirt

    Flirt (2016 - 2017)
    by Shelbourne Productions (Comedy) Cinematographer A cowardly musician's break-up with his girlfriend spirals out of control and backfires drastically.

  • Toxic Deduction

    Toxic Deduction (2017)
    Film (short) by Kevin James (Thriller) 1st AD A man dispenses his own brand of justice upon an unsuspecting group of ill-moral led dinner guests to arouse the affections of his partner

  • Flawless

    Flawless (2016)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions (Thriller) Producer A modern working man’s alter ego triggers his mid-life crisis into a dark journey of drugs, sex and guns that escalates beyond his control.

  • Welsh Elections

    Welsh Elections (2016)
    Television by BBC (News) 1st AC Live event coverage of national Welsh elections (camera 3 - GH9 jib)

  • Echo Screen

    Echo Screen (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions (Horror and Mystery) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor A probational experiment forces its newest chosen convict to confront the horror of her crime in order to win her freedom.

  • Last Light

    Last Light (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions (Drama) Writer/Producer/Director Earth is about to be destroyed. Three stories spiritually linked by a set of characters, who take their last chance to resolve their unfinished business & go out in style.

  • Quietsphere

    Quietsphere (2016)
    Commercial by Snejana Kyolova (Documentary) Co-Writer/Cinematographer/Editor Promotional advert for developing student mentoring business.

  • Postgraduate Annual Conference

    Postgraduate Annual Conference (2016)
    Documentary by Bournemouth University Production Manager Postgraduate Annual Conference.

  • Paper Stain

    Paper Stain (2016)
    Film (short) by Ida Frank / Film Expo South / Future 58 1st AC A boy falls in love with the words from a lost diary, and decides to seek out its owner and his soulmate.

  • Merlin Entertainment Group Promotional Video

    Merlin Entertainment Group Promotional Video (2016)
    Commercial by Merlin Entertainment Group (News) Cinematographer / Editor Promotional corporate video for Merlin Entertainments Group 'Accelerate Programme'

  • Survivor (interactive film)

    Survivor (interactive film) (2014 - 2015)
    Film by DanFam Productions (Action and Mystery) Director/Writer/Producer/Editor The world's first female US Navy Seal candidate awakens on a mysterious battlefield that will force her to confront her darkest secrets and a military conspiracy.

  • Stay With Me

    Stay With Me (2014 - 2015)
    Film (short) by Momento Films Ltd (Drama) 1st Assistant Director A grieving mother living in denial struggles to adapt after the death of her child until she begins to piece together her daughters spiritual messages from the afterlife.

  • Moneytalk Bournemouth

    Moneytalk Bournemouth (2015)
    Commercial by QSA & JP Morgan Chase (Documentary) Cinematographer / Editor Coverage of QSA's successful financial awareness scheme. (funded by QSA & JPMorgan)

  • Stung

    Stung (2015)
    Film (short) by Seamus O'Dare Script Editor A promiscuous young lad abuses an online dating app to fulfil his selfish desires until it finally backfires.

  • A Killer's Confession

    A Killer's Confession (2015)
    Film (short) by Tom Smith Cinematographer The confession of a young killer attempts to vindicate herself of guilt from her boyfriends murder after her prolonged torment but loses all previous sense of self.

  • Naughty Knickers

    Naughty Knickers (2014)
    Film (short) by Ollie Adewusi (Comedy) Cinematographer/Editor A boyfriend executes a cheeky plan to win back the interest of his girlfriend and gets more than he bargained for.

  • Embrace

    Embrace (2014)
    Film (short) by Murad Ali (Drama) Writer Father risking his life from an addiction to a special drug that allows him to revisit his beloved deceased wife.

  • What's Up With Seth?

    What's Up With Seth? (2014)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions (Comedy) Writer/Producer A workaholic tormented by a physical manifestation of his own superego through all areas of his life.

  • Virtuoso Rose

    Virtuoso Rose (2014)
    Film (short) by Murad Ali (Romance) Writer A deaf piano player rediscovers his passion for music through his partner's completion of a special composition.

  • Purgatory

    Purgatory (2014)
    Film (short) by Anastasia Stankovsky (Mystery) Writer A man wakes up in an imprisoning landscape, trying to assemble the clues that lead to his guilty revelation and his inability to move on.

  • Bournemouth Air Festival

    Bournemouth Air Festival (2014)
    Internet by Ian Walker Production Manager Behind The Scenes Of Bournemouth Air Festival.

  • 12:00

    12:00 (2014)
    Film (short) by Sagar Srivastava Writer The young and naive collide with the mature and wise in a story that explores the chaos of marriage.

  • Something Blue

    Something Blue (2013)
    Film (short) by The Loti Effect (Drama) Actor A bride struggles to make a decision for what's best for herself and her daughter on her wedding day.

  • Seen But Seldom Heard Interviews

    Seen But Seldom Heard Interviews (2013)
    Video by Bournemouth University Cinematographer

  • Grace Black Books

    Grace Black Books (2013)
    Internet by Caroline Feltham Cinematographer/Editor

  • Ben's Heroes Trust Campaign

    Ben's Heroes Trust Campaign (2013)
    Commercial by Ben's Heroes Trust (Family) Writer/Project Manager & Voice Artist Promotional Advertising For A Developing Children's Charity.

  • Melissa

    Melissa (2010)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions (Romance) Writer/Director/Editor & Mike A writer falls in love with a girl who turns out to be dying from cancer, whom inspires him out of his writers' block.

  • Whatever It Takes

    Whatever It Takes (2008)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions (Drama) Writer/Director/Editor A young writer struggles with the loss of his partner who immigrates abroad and hides behind his profession to conceal his inability to adjust.

  • Switiching Beers

    Switiching Beers (2007)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions (Comedy) Writer/Director/Producer/Editor Two young lads with naive and conflicting opinions of relationships are put to the test, forcing them to lie to each other in order to save their friendship.


  • Hollywood Screenplay Competition Finalist

  • Coverfly Red List - Top 20 International Screenplays

  • Beer Town Film Festival

  • Bucharest ShortCut CineFest Finalist

  • Film Expo South - Three Counties Script Competition Challenge Finalist

  • Shorts Off, Cymru Bafta Finalist

  • LA Film Awards Winner

  • Top Indie Film Awards

  • Berlin Flash Film Festival

  • Screencraft Semi-Finalist

  • Royal Television Society Nominee

  • Nashville Film Festival Semi-Finalist

  • London Screenwriters Festival Finalist

  • Brighton & Hove Virgin Media Broadcast

  • Accolade Global Films Competition Winner

  • Film London - Films In The City

  • Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival Commendation

  • Cambridge TV Media Broadcast

  • Creation Film Festival Winner

  • Future Filmmakers Festival Screening

  • Best Shorts Competition Winner

  • BlueCat Screenplay Competition Shortlist

  • Rahway International Film Festival

  • Shore Scripts Essay Publication

  • Screencraft (BIFF) Writers Residency Program Quarter Finalist

  • Los Angeles Cinefest Film Festival

  • Visionaria Film Festival Screening

  • Script Reporter to 'Life Expectancy' Shore Scripts Winner

  • American Online Film Awards

  • BSL Zone Pitchfest Shortlist

  • Forest Hill Summer Screening

  • Short Film Cinema Film Festival Screening

  • 5 Lamps Films Screening

  • BFI Future Films Screening

  • Whatever Pictures Shortlist

  • Portobello Film Festival Screening

  • Cascade Writers Lounge Shortlist

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