DANIEL ALEXANDER is an award-winning director and BAFTA crew x BFI Network filmmaker based in Birmingham. He currently produces and directs work for platforms and agencies including the BBC, BFI and the official COMMONWEALTH GAMES HANDOVER CEREMONY for the BBC, which was streamed live from Australia and reached an audience of over 1.5 billion. Daniel was recently elected as one of the 50 Break Through Leaders on the TV Collective Breakthrough Leader programme and his company also one Video Production Company of the year by Prestige Awards.
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. His experience includes narrative film, commercial music videos, television and documentary productions. His expertise includes directing and producing, cinematography, editing and colour grading. He has additionally developed a range of professional tools now widely used within the film industry, notably CINEPRE, which helps filmmakers achieve cinematic colours 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.