Daniel Grasskamp

Daniel Grasskamp

Writer & Director

  • Location: South East / London / Brighton
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Daniel Grasskamp wrote and directed the micro-budget feature Cat Skin (2017) which screened at PÖFF: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, was nominated for the Gryphon Award at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival and won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the 35th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.

Recently, the Channel 4 talent initiative 4Stories shortlisted Daniel to direct an episode of the BAFTA-winning series On The Edge, and he received a commission to co-direct the short documentary Father, Will I See Again? (2019) with documentary filmmaker Fred Burns (Basically, Johnny Moped). The film premiered at the Manchester Film Festival (2020).

His background is in post-production where he started as an offline editor cutting broadcast promos for Warner Bros. TV and worked his way up to managing a post-production studio delivering branded content. Editing proved to be an invaluable experience that influences his approach when writing and directing.

He studied Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, where he specialized in Directing and shot his graduation film Daddy and the Deer (2009) on 16mm film. The film held the number one spot for several weeks on Shooting People's Film of the Month chart.


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30th June 2020 - 30th December 2020

Work History

Writer & Director - Freelance

Feb 2019 - Present

Head of Post-Production - Instinctif

Aug 2014 - Feb 2019

Post Production Manager - NewMedium

Apr 2011 - Aug 2014

Offline Editor - OnDemand!

Jun 2010 - Apr 2011

Education

Film Production - BA Honours Degree - University for the Creative Arts Farnham

Sep 2006 - Jul 2009

Moving Image - BTEC National Diploma - City College Brighton & Hove

Sep 2004 - Jul 2006

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Photography
  • Scriptwriting
  • Video Editing
  • Camera Operating
  • Creative writing
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Directing
  • Final Draft

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