Daniel Grasskamp

Daniel Grasskamp

Writer & Director

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

Daniel Grasskamp is a writer & director in drama.

His micro-budget feature CAT SKIN (2017) 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.

4STORIES, the Channel 4 talent initiative, shortlisted Daniel to direct an episode of the BAFTA-winning series ON THE EDGE.

The UK’s leading development lab iFEATURES discussed his latest feature screenplay at the AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL pitching sessions.

​SCREENCRAFT selected his screenplay ONE LAST RUN (2019) out of 2000 submissions for their Film Fund where it reached the semifinals.

BFI NETWORK invited Daniel to their Writer's Lab to workshop his feature screenplay WHEN THE SNOW FALLS.

​Daniel’s background is in post-production where he started out as an offline editor cutting TV promos and worked his way up to managing a post-production studio. Editing proved to be an invaluable experience that influences Daniel’s 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.

​Recently, Daniel was commissioned 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.


ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

ScreenSkills

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

Portfolio

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