Dan Clifton is an award-winning director, writer and producer working across documentary and fiction.  


Dan's recent award-winning short film PATIENT 39 is adapted from a short story by William Boyd, who has said of the film: 'Dan Clifton has captured, with tremendous skill and great judgement, the many nuances of the story and the result is both moving and powerful.'  The film has won awards at festivals in the UK, Australia and the USA.


Dan’s previous short THE CALCULUS OF LOVE, a mathematical thriller starring Keith Allen, has been screened at festivals around the world winning several awards.    In 2015, Dan was selected for Creative England's South West Talent Module for First Feature filmmakers.  Dan's first screenplay, docu-thriller CASTLE ROBIN, was chosen for the prestigious Europe-wide Equinoxe TBC development scheme. His feature project JOB OF A LIFETIME was selected for the European Film Garage genre-focused script lab, with production planned for 2019.


Dan has a long track record as a documentary filmmaker.  Credits include INSIDE NORTH KOREA'S DYNASTY, HORIZON: SWALLOWED BY A BLACK HOLE and THE ENGINES THAT CAME IN FROM THE COLD.  Dan has a special interest in science, having written and directed many acclaimed films for both international and British broadcasters.   He is now developing a small slate of feature documentaries through his company Atomium Films.


Between 2015 and 2019 he was Chair of FERA, the Federation of European Film Directors, after a stint on the Board of Directors UK.  


Dan is represented by Jacqui Fincham at Creative Media Management.