Dan Clark

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Annie Shipton

Film, TV & Theatre

Before focussing on a career behind the camera Dan started out as a stand-up comedian and actor. After several years on the comedy circuit he created, wrote and starred in the BBC comedy HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE which ran for three seasons and an hour-long Christmas special. The show was a cult hit and by season 3 it was attracting 1.3 million viewers per week and was the 2nd most watched comedy on iPlayer. 
 
In 2014 Dan directed the Channel 4 comedy pilot, MORNING HAS BROKEN, which he co-created with stars Julia Davis and Nick Mohammed. Since then he has concentrated on writing and directing and now has several projects in development, both here and in the US.
 
In 2020 he began working on his first one hour drama script, DEATH WISH, which was developed and executive produced by Jed Mercurio. 
 
Last summer Dan directed his first feature film, A KIND OF KIDNAPPING, which he also wrote. The film has just finished post production and will start doing the rounds on the festival circuit this year. 

In Development

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RELUCTANT ADULTS

2012

BBC2/Kudos

Writer, One hour comedy-drama pilot

HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE USA

2013

FX

Writer & Creator, US adaptation of UK series

THREE BEARS

2015

BBC1

Writer & Creator, UK comedy pilot

HAUNT

2020

BFI

Co-writer, Children’s drama pilot

FOSTERING TYLER

2020

Tiny Reparations

Co-Writer, USA Comedy Pilot

HAWK

2021

Sony Studios

Writer & Creator, USA Comedy Pilot

DEATH WISH

2021

Hat Trick/Jed Mercurio

Writer & Creator, One Hour Drama pilot

MILANO

2022

Starz

Creator, Spanish comedy-drama Pilot

MOSS SIDE COWGIRL

2020

Clerkenwell / BBC Studios

Co-creator & co-writer.
Comedy pilot.

HAWK

2020

Sony

Writer & Creator.
Comedy pilot.

THE GREAT PRETENDER

2020

Pinpoint Films

Co-writer, Feature film for Dan to direct

NIGHTCAPPER

Tea Shop Films

Writer / attached to direct
Feature film

OLD NEWS

2017

Fox / Kapital Pictures / Merman

Writer & Creator, USA Comedy pilot

PITIFUL

2018

C4 / Fudge Park

Creator / Writer
Comedy pilot

VIRGIL

2016

Red Hour

Writer, US Feature film with Ben Stiller’s company Red Hour

Television

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STATH LETS FLATS

2017

Rough Cut/Channel 4

Director, Taster Tape

STATH

2017

Rough Cut / E4

Pilot
Director

MORNING HAS BROKEN

2014

C4

Pilot
Director / co-creator / script-editor
Starring Julia Davis & Nick Mohammed

HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE

2008 - 2011

BBC3

Writer
Director of the pilot & season one
Producer on all 3 seasons & the Christmas Special

DAN CLARK'S GUIDE TO WORKING

2007

Comedy Central

Director
A follow up to the first series of comedy shorts.

DAN CLARK'S GUIDE TO DATING

2006

Comedy Central

Director
A series of one-minute short sketches originally filmed for the Comedy Central Network, they became a viral hit and re-edited as a short film. Entered at the Leuven Short Film Festival in December 2006.

Film

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A KIND OF KIDNAPPING

2022

Hook Pictures

Writer & Director, Feature film

Short Films

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DIANE'S NEW BOYFRIEND

2018

Silver Pig Pictures

Writer & Director, Short film

THE KIDNAPPING OF RICHARD FRANCO

2016

Silver Pig Pictures

Director / Writer
Comedy thriller starring Patrick Baladi, Daniel Rigby and Kelly Wenham

Promos

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BREAD & MILK

2012

Writer / Director
Comedy pop video