Dan Mace is a creative and visionary film director, filmmaker and Youtuber. Over his 10-year career behind the camera, he have directed over 100 commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films spanning across four continents.
After his time at AFDA in Cape Town, Dan set up his first film company at the age of twenty-one and has since started several other companies, working for some major production houses along the way. Having kicked off his youtube channel in 2014, Dan has grown an audience of 700,000+ unique subscribers and over 35 million views.
Dan is proud to write, produce and edit the majority of his own work and considers himself to be an all-round creative.
He has received several recognitions for his work including achieving three Young Director Awards at Cannes Lions, an African Cristal Film Grand Prix, Bronze Loerie Awards, Ciclope Africa Editing Craft awards, and Creative Circle ad of the month, amongst others.
As a Director, Dan’s talent lies in his authentic storytelling abilities and honed technical knowledge both on and off set.
However, he believes his greatest asset is his open mind and my ability to think differently. As much as Dan is able to identify with the world as it is, it is his ability to see it the way he wants the world to be that helps him to stand out and craft narrative that has meaning to people. He describes himself as an altruist with an earnest desire to see the world changed for the better, and it’s this desire that he uses to fuel and inspire his films.