Daniel Warren


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Daniel's work has been screened by Channel 4, Frieze Film, British Council, and Scottish Ballet, and at film festivals in Cannes, Naples, Istanbul, Budapest, Zurich and Edinburgh. He is currently working on a film for the New Music Biennial in 2014, to accompany a new commission from composer Stephen Montague; and as a collaborator on Hanna Tuulikki's ambitious Air falbh leis na h-eòin | Away with the birds project, which explores the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song.

"Your tape finally got here... And it's beautiful. Really beautiful... You obviously took great pains with the work, and I'm greatly honored."Douglas Coupland, Author, Generation X

"Perfection is rare but it's there in your work."Linder, Artist

"Daniel Warren captured what goes on behind the scenes at Scottish Ballet beautifully. I'm sure Degas himself would have been proud!"Ashley Page, Artistic Director, Scottish Ballet

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The Hazey Janes - If Ever There Is Gladness

on May 23, 2014 09:54

From The Vinyl District's Storefront (http://tinyurl.com/nfxm2pb)...

Filmed in the city of Dundee, the band's hometown, the video sees them collaborate with up-and-coming director Daniel Warren ("Whatever Gets You Through The Night") and award wining choreographer Frank MacConnell ("A Wee Home From Home").

As the Janes' Andrew Mitchell explains, "We're big fans of Daniel's, however, we only had a narrow window of opportunity to put our collective heads together. If I remember correctly, we had a conversation about the video while he was in San Francisco working on another project—the generational aspect, coupled with the cyclical nature of the story, amongst other things.

He wrote the treatment on the flight home and we shot the following weekend, just like that. Equally, having Frank involved was incredibly important to us. His perception and grasp of movement is second to none. To work with them both was very special indeed. Hopefully some of that comes across."

"The roots of 'If Ever There Is Gladness' lay somewhere in acknowledging time passing us by—or, perhaps, trying to postpone an acceptance of what has been and what may/may not lie ahead of us, rather than simply appreciating the things in front of you. I believe the metronome was set at 'Cruising Roy Orbison'."

Mercury at British Dance Edition 2014

on January 18, 2014 09:42

A hand-picked assortment of British Dance films is available for delegates at British Dance Edition 2014 to view on an exclusive Vimeo channel from 30 January until 31 March 2014.

The Programming team felt the eight films selected represent the high quality and diverse range of recent UK dance film works.

The films are:

All This Can Happen – dir. Siobhan Davies and David Hinton

Double Take – dir. Sam Hodges

Mercury – dir. Daniel Warren

Luke (extract) https://vimeo.com/6080512

Martina (extract) https://vimeo.com/6178671

One Man Walking – dir. Margaret Williams

The Art of Defining Me – dir. Seeta Patel

The Click – dir. Heather Eddington

The Time It Takes – dir. Katrina Macpherson and Simon Fildes

Vida Longa – dir. Bertie

Hanna Tuulikki - Away With The Birds

on January 16, 2014 14:02

An exclusive film made for The Wire Magazine https://vimeo.com/63732038

During a week long residency in March 2013, as part of Glasgow Tramway's Rip It Up season, Hanna Tuulikki worked with choreographer Rosalind Masson and film-maker Daniel Warren to explore different methods of intergrating movement and film into a performance/installation of her vocal composition Air Falbh Leis Na H-eòin | Away With The Birds which will be further developed into a work for Canna, in the Small Isles of Scotland, in 2014.


on January 14, 2014 06:47

In a joint project between ATLAS and the National Galleries of Scotland led by artist Catherine Weir, young people in Skye were asked to explore the theme of faith using William Hole's mural depiction of St Columba Addressing the Picts, 597 AD as their inspiration.

Working with SkyeDance & Sabhal Mor Ostaig, a series of workshops investigated sites on the island associated with St Columba's mission. Participants worked with mentors to imaginitively recreate this moment in Scottish history. The workshops explored the power of miracles to shape belief, consider issues such as migration and origin, and ask questions such as "What would a modern day miracle look like?"

Daniel Warren's film FAITH was screened as part of a multimedia event in Portree, Skye - August 17th 2013 https://vimeo.com/78518674

THE NATION // LIVE educational outreach programme is a nationwide initiative engaging communities across Scotland. These encounters fuse momentous historical events and contemporary concerns, focusing on public re-enactments. The first major community outreach project for the re-developed Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the full length THE NATION // LIVE film is currently being screened in the new Contemporary Scotland Gallery untill the 6th of May 2014.

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As a filmmaker over the last 15 years Daniel Warren has often collaborated with artists, musicians, choreographers, poets and theatre makers. He has frequently deployed observational forms in order to interrogate, for example, the materiality and psychology of dance, sport and everyday life.