Dan has personally written and directed over 20 commercial campaigns for clients such as Google, Spotify, Comcast, NBCU, and more.
Currently, Dan is the Vice President of Creative Development at Fresno Unlimited. Here, he develops short form and full length original shows for Facebook Watch with a variety of brand partners. Using a large set of data and insights, Dan continues to explore the themes and formats that resonate online, and apply them to the needs of a wide range of advertisers.
From 2014-2016, he oversaw the production and creative direction of multiple American and international digital campaigns for BuzzFeed. Here, he lead one their largest digital co-branded partnerships with Comcast/NBCU, a multi-million dollar annual campaign that created content across all major digital platforms. He also showran the first ever digital branded BuzzFeed series, sponsored by Tide.
Digital video is a form of communication more than entertainment. It starts a conversation with an audience. The examples below show a wide range of the types of work Dan has created over the years. They are all connected by a desire to create relatable, unique, authentic content with levity.
Dan was a recipient of the Humanitas New Voices Fellowship for television writing in 2012, for scripted comedy. Since then, he has written for NBC, VH1, Nickelodeon, ABC Family, BuzzFeed, and others.
From 2016-2018, Dan was the Head Writer and EP of Digital Video at Fullscreen; a digital comedy publisher that averages over 13 million weekly views across various digital and television platforms.
Dan began his career as a writer and comedian with a desire to explore relatable moments with absurd humor. He quickly found an audience online through the comedy group Half Day Today. From here, Dan wrote and produced 40 episodes of Web Heads for Nickelodeon, a show that bridged the gap between digital and television. He then wrote and produced for Candidly Nicole, helping re-develop the digitally successful show for a TV audience.
Below are some examples of his work as a writer and director, and show Dan's passion for exploring new ways to connect through humor.