Dan is a storyteller, writer, producer and educator. He is the founding and creative director of Story Studios Australia/Melbourne Young Writers’ Studio. Dan has been imagining characters, inventing worlds and telling stories since he could talk. As a writer his work spans the page, the stage and the screen, but it’s creating stories for young people and families where he feels most at home. Story Studios Australia was born out of Dan’s desire to foster a storytelling community and create spaces for stories to flourish.
Dan is also creative producer and company director of Pirate Size Productions, a production company creating content for children, young people and families. Dan and the Pirate Size crew are currently developing projects alongside some of the best broadcasters and production companies in the world.
Dan has a Masters in Screenwriting from the Victorian College of the Arts and has gone on to become a screenwriting lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts and RMIT. Equally obsessed with stories as he is with mountains, Dan’s dream is to live and write beside a fire, atop a peak, and ski whenever he wants.