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.
Most recently, 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.
Dan continued to explore the themes and stories that he knew would resonate, and apply them to the needs of entertainment and technology brands. He has written and directed over 20 commercial campaigns for clients such as Google, Spotify, Comcast, NBCU, and more.
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, a romantic comedy sponsored by Tide.
In this time, Dan has learned that digital video is a form of communication more than entertainment. He is most excited about creating identity driven content that starts a conversation with an audience. The examples below show a wide range of the types of work he's done, but are all connected by a desire to create relatable, unique content with levity.