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Dan Sully

Director / Writer

Dan Sully is an award-winning British filmmaker and photographer based in London.

He began his career at MTV making Zane Lowe’s ‘Gonzo’ for MTV2 and directing live multi-camera music performances. Around this time he made a series of music videos for the independent label Bella Union (including Beach House and Howling Bells). He then went on to make music videos for many high profile UK artists such as Elbow, Will Young, Kaiser Chiefs, The Maccabees and Miles Kane.

In 2012 he wrote and directed the short film ‘The Ellington Kid’ which made the front page of reddit, became a vimeo staff pick and has over a million hits on youtube. ‘Senka’ his second short film was funded by Creative England’s Emerging Talent scheme. It played the London Short Film Festival and Encounters in 2015 before premiering on Vice’s youtube channel. Most recently he wrote and directed a new short, ‘I’m Dead’ that feature in the BFI London Film Festival 2018. He is now developing a couple of feature projects.

 

Credits

SHORT FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
I'M DEAD (Writer / Director)
Company:
Storyhouse
Project details:
Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2018
London Short Film Festival 2019, Palm Springs International ShortFest
Date: 2015
Production (role):
SENKA (Writer / Director)
Company:
SUMS / Creative England
Project details:
Premiered at the London Short Film Festival
Played at Encounters Film Festival
Date: 2012
Production (role):
THE ELLINGTON KID (Writer / Director)
Company:
Escape Films
Project details:
Premiered at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Broadcast on Channel 4 as a Random Act

Released by Soda Pictures in Joy Of Six

**** - The Guardian

**** - Little White Lies
COMMERCIAL (Includes)
Production (role):
(Commercial / Branded Content Director)
Company:
AGENCIES INCLUDE: Sid Lee, NYC / Havas Worldwide / BETC, Paris / AKQA / Fallon / Edelman, LA / The Night Agency, NYC / The Television Consultancy / Ketchum / MTV Creative / Hypernaked
Project details:
CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Absolut, Kiehls, Vodafone, Mortal Kombat, McDonalds, Beats by Dre, Ubisoft, Heineken, Alpari FX, West Ham Utd, Nurofen, Nike, Jameson’s, Cadburys, Canon, Unilever, Dell, Max factor, Vice.com, Adidas, Low Low, Thomson Travel, NFL, MTV, UK Government
MUSIC VIDEO
Date: 2014
Production (role):
RAINER "Swallow"
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Channel 4 Random Act
Date: 2013
Production (role):
MILES KANE "Better Than That"
Company:
Sony Music
Date: 2012
Production (role):
MILES KANE "Don’t Forget Who You Are"
Company:
Sony Music
Date: 2012
Production (role):
WILL YOUNG "I Just Want A Lover"
Company:
Sony Music
Date: 2011
Production (role):
KAISER CHIEFS "Kinda Girl You Are"
Company:
Polydor
Date: 2011
Production (role):
CHAPEL CLUB "Surfacing"
Company:
Polydor
Date: 2010
Production (role):
MILES KANE "Come Closer"
Company:
Sony Music
Date: 2010
Production (role):
CHAPEL CLUB "Eastern Girls"
Company:
Polydor
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE MACCABEES "Love You Better"
Company:
Polydor
Date: 2008
Production (role):
ELBOW "Grounds For Divorce"
Company:
Polydor
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THE COURTENEERS "That Kiss"
Company:
Polydor
Date: 2008
Production (role):
JOE LEAN AND THE JONG JANG JONG "Where Do You Go?"
Company:
Mercury
Date: 2007
Production (role):
HOWLING BELLS "Low Happening"
Company:
Bella Union
TELEVISION
Date: 2007-09
Production (role):
ZANE LOWE'S GONZO (Producer / Director)
Company:
MTV Two
Project details:
Weekly hour-long show for two years including links and VTs
AWARDS
Production (role):
World BDA Award
Company:
MTV
Project details:
Gold - Best Music Video or Short Subject: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SONG
Production (role):
UK Promax Award
Company:
MTV
Project details:
Gold - Best Long Form Promo: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SONG
Production (role):
European Promax BDA Awards
Company:
Viacom
Project details:
Gold - THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
Date: 2008
Production (role):
UK Music Video Awards
Project details:
Nominated Best New Director
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Broadcast Hotshot
Project details:
Top 10 up and coming directors in television under 30
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Broadcast Awards
Project details:
Nominated Best Music Show: GONZO

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): I'M DEAD (Writer / Director)
    Company: Storyhouse
    Project details: Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2018
    London Short Film Festival 2019, Palm Springs International ShortFest
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): SENKA (Writer / Director)
    Company: SUMS / Creative England
    Project details: Premiered at the London Short Film Festival
    Played at Encounters Film Festival
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): THE ELLINGTON KID (Writer / Director)
    Company: Escape Films
    Project details: Premiered at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

    Broadcast on Channel 4 as a Random Act

    Released by Soda Pictures in Joy Of Six

    **** - The Guardian

    **** - Little White Lies
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): (Commercial / Branded Content Director)
    Company: AGENCIES INCLUDE: Sid Lee, NYC / Havas Worldwide / BETC, Paris / AKQA / Fallon / Edelman, LA / The Night Agency, NYC / The Television Consultancy / Ketchum / MTV Creative / Hypernaked
    Project details: CLIENTS INCLUDE:
    Absolut, Kiehls, Vodafone, Mortal Kombat, McDonalds, Beats by Dre, Ubisoft, Heineken, Alpari FX, West Ham Utd, Nurofen, Nike, Jameson’s, Cadburys, Canon, Unilever, Dell, Max factor, Vice.com, Adidas, Low Low, Thomson Travel, NFL, MTV, UK Government
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): RAINER "Swallow"
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Channel 4 Random Act
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): MILES KANE "Better Than That"
    Company: Sony Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): MILES KANE "Don’t Forget Who You Are"
    Company: Sony Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): WILL YOUNG "I Just Want A Lover"
    Company: Sony Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): KAISER CHIEFS "Kinda Girl You Are"
    Company: Polydor
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): CHAPEL CLUB "Surfacing"
    Company: Polydor
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): MILES KANE "Come Closer"
    Company: Sony Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): CHAPEL CLUB "Eastern Girls"
    Company: Polydor
    Project details:
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE MACCABEES "Love You Better"
    Company: Polydor
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): ELBOW "Grounds For Divorce"
    Company: Polydor
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THE COURTENEERS "That Kiss"
    Company: Polydor
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): JOE LEAN AND THE JONG JANG JONG "Where Do You Go?"
    Company: Mercury
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): HOWLING BELLS "Low Happening"
    Company: Bella Union
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2007-09
    Production (role): ZANE LOWE'S GONZO (Producer / Director)
    Company: MTV Two
    Project details: Weekly hour-long show for two years including links and VTs
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): World BDA Award
    Company: MTV
    Project details: Gold - Best Music Video or Short Subject: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SONG
  • Date:
    Production (role): UK Promax Award
    Company: MTV
    Project details: Gold - Best Long Form Promo: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SONG
  • Date:
    Production (role): European Promax BDA Awards
    Company: Viacom
    Project details: Gold - THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): UK Music Video Awards
    Company:
    Project details: Nominated Best New Director
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Broadcast Hotshot
    Company:
    Project details: Top 10 up and coming directors in television under 30
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Broadcast Awards
    Company:
    Project details: Nominated Best Music Show: GONZO