Dan has over 20 years experience across the film sector and wider creative industries, beginning his career in commercial cinema operations with Virgin and UGC. In 2005 Dan moved into the independent cinema sector running the Robert Burns Film Theatre in Scotland, responsible for programming, marketing, PR and operations of the venue. In 2006, Dan set up the Film Exhibition and Education department for the Film Agency for Wales with a remit to increase audience access to a wider range of films and build film literacy into film education projects for under 19’s.
Over the last 9 years Dan has been on the Senior Management teams of the Film Agency for Wales, the education charity FILMCLUB and as Head of Arts at British Council Wales.
Dan set up his own business, Film Culture, in December 2014 and has since worked with a wide range of clients extensively across the UK and Europe including the BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Film Literacy Europe and Leeds City Council. Dan is also Artistic Director of two film Festivals, Wicked Wales Youth Film Festival in North Wales, and LA1 Shorts based in Lancaster.