Dan Tonkin

Dan Tonkin

Screenwriter, Director, Editor, Script Consultant, Actor, Producer and Cinematographer

London, England

Member Since:
March 2014
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About Dan

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.

Of all previous recognitions and achievements, ‘Survivor’ - my multi-linear interactive narrative film, remains my strongest after it won at Best Shorts Competition and recently recognised by ‘Digital Filmmaker Magazine’ whilst continuing to collect attention from various production, marketing and gaming companies.

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.

Always open to job offers so if you're after someone efficient and friendly then please take a look at some of my work and feel free to send me a message.



  • Fate

    Fate (2017)
    Television by Riverland BCC / Shanghai Media Group 2nd AC An Qi is the older sister is framed who is framed by her An Na during a bitter, competitive pursuit in the fashion industry. 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 Cinematographer 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!

  • Jenna The Great

    Jenna The Great (2016 - 2017)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions Writer / Producer / Director A cocky student accidentally manages to bring young Aristotle 2000 into the 21st Century and attempts to exploit him to get into university.

  • Death After Dinner

    Death After Dinner (2017)
    Film (short) by Kevin James 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 Producer

  • Welsh Elections

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

  • Guilt & Denial

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

  • Echo Screen

    Echo Screen (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions Writer/Producer/Director/Editor

  • Last Light

    Last Light (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions Writer/Producer/Director

  • Merlin Entertainment Group Promotional Video

    Merlin Entertainment Group Promotional Video (2016)
    Commercial by Merlin Entertainment Group Cinematographer / Editor

  • Survivor (interactive film)

    Survivor (interactive film) (2014 - 2015)
    Film by DanFam Productions (Action and Mystery) Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

  • Stay With Me

    Stay With Me (2014 - 2015)
    Film (short) by Momento Films Ltd (Drama) 1st Assistant Director

  • Moneytalk Bournemouth

    Moneytalk Bournemouth (2015)
    Commercial by QSA & JP Morgan Chase Cinematographer / Editor

  • Naughty Knickers

    Naughty Knickers (2014)
    Film (short) by Ollie Adewusi Cinematographer/Editor

  • Embrace

    Embrace (2014)
    Film (short) by Murad Ali Writer

  • The Book Store At The End Of The Universe

    The Book Store At The End Of The Universe (2014)
    Film (short) by Bournemouth University Writer

  • What's Up With Seth?

    What's Up With Seth? (2014)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions Writer/Actor (lead:Seth)

  • Pete & Patch Do Pills (Radio Play)

    Pete & Patch Do Pills (Radio Play) (2014)
    Voice-over by DanFam Productions Director/Writer/Voice Artist/Editor

  • Virtuoso Rose

    Virtuoso Rose (2014)
    Film (short) by Murad Ali Writer

  • Purgatory

    Purgatory (2014)
    Film (short) by Anastasia Stankovsky Writer

  • Something Blue

    Something Blue (2013)
    Film (short) by The Loti Effect Actor (fiance: Edward)

  • Seen But Seldom Heard Interviews

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

  • BUtiful Film Festival

    BUtiful Film Festival (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 Writer/Project Manager & Voice Artist

  • The Device

    The Device (2013)
    Film (short) by Bournemouth University 1st Asst Director/Cinematographer

  • Jack The Giant Killer

    Jack The Giant Killer (2012)
    Film by New Line Cinema Extra

  • Melissa

    Melissa (2010)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions Writer/Director/Editor & Mike

  • Whatever It Takes

    Whatever It Takes (2008)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions Writer/Director/Editor

  • Switiching Beers

    Switiching Beers (2007)
    Film (short) by DanFam Productions Writer/Director/Producer/Editor


  • Film Expo South - Three Counties Script Competition Challenge Finalist

  • Shorts Off, Cymru Bafta Finalist

  • 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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