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DANIEL ALEXANDER is an award-winning director and BAFTA Connect filmmaker based in Birmingham, UK, with a passion for directing television, narrative film and commercials. He currently produces and directs work for platforms and agencies including the BBC, BFI , WARNER BROS, and the official film for the COMMONWEALTH GAMES HANDOVER CEREMONY. 


DANIEL sits on the board of the region’s industry screen body, ‘CREATE CENTRAL’ along with other industry leaders throughout the region. Daniel has also recently been made an Associate Artist of the REP theatre. As well as a television and film director, Daniel is also an accomplished cinematographer with over a decade of televised credits including complete series for ITV and BBC. 

His experience includes narrative film, commercial, music videos, television and documentary productions with a commercial track record in editing and colour grading too. He has additionally developed a range of professional tools now widely used within the film industry, notably CINEPRE, which helps filmmakers achieve cinematic colour grades in their work.


DANIEL ALEXANDER is the creative producer and curator of the region’s leading Black film development programme, BACK IN, which has commissioned over eighteen filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. He has partnered with the BBC, the BFI and PUNCH to launch national BACK IN screening campaigns.  


A qualified SEN worker, in addition to his career as a professional creative DANIEL ALEXANDER is committed to social engagement and artist development. As well as BACK IN, he regularly delivers community workshops for emerging artists, “hard-to-reach” and excluded young people from a variety of backgrounds.


During the pandemic, Daniel Launched The Midlands Film Archive, an online platform that is home to original films created by Midlands based filmmakers. This has grown to become the ‘go-to’ website for films in the midlands including BAFTA winning productions.




Director/Producer: BBC ONE 'We Are England' Series

Director (Second Unit): ITV 'Riches' (Band 2 High End TV)

Director: Commonwealth Games Official Ceremony Film - BBC World Wide Release

Director/Creator: Gale - Stay Away From Oz Film - Over 3 million views worldwide 

Director: BMW / Sytner Commercial

Director: B&EMM Fire fighters Promo - Film

Director: Elliot's Cradle - Film 

Director: Midlands Engine - Film (Cannes Premiere)

Director: Noises - TV Pilot 

Director: The Summoning -Evil Awakens - Pilot

Director: Feature Length Documentary 'Legacy' Meta/Facebook Event

Director: Boy Shaped Space film BBC iPlayer

Director: The Art of War - Short Film (Official Staff Pick, Vimeo)

Director: Sacrilege - Short Film (Won Best Film & Best Director MVSA)

Director: UB40 'Champion' Commonwealth Games 2022

Director: Carly - Short Film (Official Selection)

Director: Benjamin Zephaniah - Music Video (Vegan Campaign)

Director: Nike - Motivational Advert

Director: Apple iPod Ad - Advert (Apple Competition Winner)

Director: Levi Roots - Music Video (World Wide Distribution)

Director: Dapz x JME - Music Video (Sony & BBK)

Director: Raxstar - Music Video (Official Selection)

Director: Aidan Davis - Britain's Got Talent Finalist

Director: Dominant Species - Short Film (Official Selection)

Director: Dez Mensa - X Factor Finalist Music Video

Director: Motorpoint - National Advert

Director: Molar Clothing - National Ad

Director: D Double E - Music video (Official Selection

Director: West Midlands Fire Service AD - Advert (Official Advert for WMFS)

Director: The List - TV Pilot 

Director: Reload - Music Video (MTV World Wide Distribution)

Director: Talk To Me - Music Video (Best Festival music Video)

Director: Unarmed -  Home Office

Director: Broken - Short Film (Official Selection)

Director: PIXM - National Commercial

Director (co): Payment - Short Film (Best Festival Film)


Director of Photography: Warner Bro Discovery 'Documentary'

Director of Photography: Tiger Aspect/ ITV 'Deep Fake' (Band 1 High End TV)

Director of Photography: BBC / Commonwealth Games 'Sport'

Director of Photography: Inhale/Exhale 'BBC Films'

Director of Photography: BAIT- National Educational Resource (National Distribution)

Director of Photography: Climbing Trees - Short Film (Festival Winner)

Director of Photography: Family ties - Feature Film

Director of Photography: Losing Innocence - Feature Film (Official Selection)


Associate Artist: The REP

Feature: Google Arts & Culture

Task Force: Part of the Screen skills Task Force Team

Judge: National Film & Television School

Speaker: BBC Digital Cities Webinar 

Speaker: Reframed / Apple

Facilitator: BFI Youth Academy Leader

Editor: Timberland Commercial - Official Release

Featured Guest: Creative England Be Inspired

Television Guest: BBC2 No Hats No Trainers

Board Member: Create Central

Judge: TriForce/Monologue Slam

Speaker: BBC Academy

Judge: Midlands Movies

Program Manager: Back In/Film Training Programme

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