As an infant but avid artist, Daniel T. Halsall was incapable of drawing anything that didn’t tell a story. This caused him to naturally feel drawn to the world of narrative filmmaking. Being a child (or ‘free labor’ for his media making parents), he often found himself strapped to a camera, filming something interesting until, at the age of eleven, he was making cartoons for Dutch national television.
After graduating top of his class from the SAE Institute, with a First Class Honours Bachelors of Arts in Digital Filmmaking, he went on to shoot two documentaries: Sylvestre’s Story (filmed in Rwanda) and Hunger (filmed in Burkina Faso).
To date he has directed and written advertisements and corporate films for clients such as Coca-Cola, Sanoma, Evangelische Omroep and Philips.
Some of his lesser known achievements include, having had ‘seriously interesting hair’, which drew crowds of fans while filming in Africa; being threatened and almost arrested while filming alone in a very distant land; finding himself sucked into following and filming a group who were attempting to set up a new nation in Eastern Europe (possibly one of his most scariest life threatening experiences!).
In 2011 Daniel’s film Things We Do For Love was picked for ‘Borderline’, a pan European project, which had him travelling through half of Europe for a month with actors and crew. Currently he has many projects in the pipeline, all in different stages of development, as he eagerly looks forward to immersing himself in new and interesting enterprises.