Dan Cleland Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager

Dan Cleland began his career in entertainment television on shows like Pop Idol, Changing Rooms and Strictly Come Dancing. In 2005 he moved into advertising working at Ridley Scott Associates, Radical Media, AKQA and others, producing campaigns for clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Kleenex, Toblerone, Vodafone and many more. In 2014 he produced the Band Aid 30 music video featuring Bono, Chris Martin, Angelique Kidjo, One Direction, Sinead O’Connor etc. He has worked on shoots across the UK & internationally in France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, South Africa, Rwanda, Malawi, Brazil, Barbados, India, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Over the past decade Dan has moved into long-form work, producing narrative and documentary feature films through his company, Lions Den Films: Orthodox (2015), Are You Proud (2019) and Body of Water (2020). Are you Proud was listed by The Guardian as one of the top 10 documentaries of the year and longlisted for the BIFA Breakthrough Producer Award. Body of Water was also longlisted for three BIFA awards in 2020: Best Debut Screenwriter, Best Newcomer and the Raindance Discovery Award. In 2014 Dan was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Network. In 2017 he was invited to join the BFI’s Bafta Crew, an exclusive network of emerging production professionals. In 2018 Dan was invited to participate in Sheffield International Documentary Festival’s Future Producer School, and that same year he was selected to attend Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Cinemart: Co-Production Forum with Dean Loxton’s feature debut, The Ride, currently in development with the BFI. In 2020 Dan worked on Two Brothers Productions second series of Baptiste as part of the Screen Skills Co-Producer program to support new producers in high-end TV production.

Production Credits

WOOL

Production Manager

AMC Studios

Prod: Joanna Thapa
Dir: David Semel
Dir: Morten Tyldum

THE GALLOWS POLE

Production Manager
4x60'

Element Pictures
BBC

Prod: Nickie Sault
Dir: Shane Meadows
LP: David Wade

TOP BOY

Series IV

Production Manager (Spain)
8x60'

Cowboy Films
Netflix

Exec: Charles Steel
Exec: Alasdair Flind

VICTIMS

Line Producer
Feature Film

Salmira Productions
Newscope Films

Prod: Jason Newmark
Dir: Agnieszka Lukasiak

BAPTISTE

Series II

Associate Producer
6x60'

Two Brothers Productions
BBC One

Prod: John Griffin
Dir: Hong Khao

BODY OF WATER

Producer
Feature Film

BBC Films
Lions Den Films

Exec: Eva Yates
Dir: Lucy Brydon

Longlisted – Debut Screenwriter, Newcomer & Raindance Discovery Award, BIFAs

ARE YOU PROUD?

Producer
Feature Documentary

Peccadillo Pictures
Lions Den Films

Exec: Charlie Parsons
Dir: Ashley Joiner

Longlisted – Breakthrough Producer, BIFAs

ORTHODOX

Co-Producer
Feature Film

Archface Films
Soda Pictures

Exec: Gareth Wiley
Prod: Daisy Allsop
Dir: David Leon

WASHDAYS

Producer
Short Film

Deeply Vale Films

Dir: Simon Neal