Dan Freene ACS began his career in the late 90's as an advertising stills photographer specialising in portraiture, and architecture. In 2004 he moved into the world of moving pictures and started filming commercials, short films and music videos. Dan is now is one of the region’s busiest cinematographers, and has worked on hundreds of productions. In 2010 he shot the critically acclaimed “Wasted on The Young,” the debut feature film of WA Film maker Ben C Lucas. His recent Television work includes the ABC comedy Series 1 of “Soul Mates” created by the Bondi Hipsters, and the popular six part SBS documentary “Hipsters.”
2016 promises to be an exceptional year for Dan with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated science fiction feature film “OtherLife," written by Gregory Widen (Backdraft, Highlander,) based on the book "Solitaire," written by Kelly Eskridge. OtherLife is the second feature film collaboration between Dan and director Ben C Lucas.
Best known for his flexibility and understanding of light, Dan has earned a reputation of being a master cinematographer that can deliver amazing results in a variety of challenging situations.
2015 OtherLife Written by Ben C Lucas, Kelly Eskridge, and Gregory Widen (Backdraft, Highlander) Directed by Ben C Lucas. Produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Aidan O’Bryan and Janelle Landers. OtherLife is about a woman who creates a drug which can create virtual realities within a user's mind. When the dangers of the technology become apparent, she races to put a stop to it before it is unleashed on the public. In Post Production. Released late 2016.
2010 Wasted On The Young Written and directed by Ben C Lucas. Produced by Aidan O’Bryan and Janelle Landers. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. “A high school party goes dangerously of the rails when a teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.” Toronto, SWSX, Sydney, Pusan, London, Brisbane, Torino Film Festivals.
2005 Razzle Dazzle (F) Addidtional Photography.
2015 Hipsters 6 part documentary series looks into the world of the modern day Hipster. SBS. ACCTA Best Direction (Seth Larney)
2012 Inside Nature’s Giants Australian Unit Cinematographer - National Geographic Channel 4 UK 2010 A Very Short War Australian Unit Cinematographer. Conti Bros Films. SBS
2014 Soul Mates 6 part Comedy Series starring The Bondi Hipsters. ABC2
2014 Hanging With Adam and Niomi Season 3, 4 & 5 . Walt Disney Australia
2013 The Elegant Gents Guide to Knife Fighting. ABC. Melbourne Unit DOP
COMMERCIALS - Selected
Amnesty International "Syria." Directed by Kevin Lim. Produced by Film Graphics Rebel “Football.” Directed by Myles Conti. Conti Bros Films
Virgin Mobile “Lost Data.” Directed by Christian VanVuurne. Jungle Boys
HBF “No Excuses.” Directed by Stephen McCallum. The Penguine Empire
Activa “Energy Sports Drink” Clubhouse Films VN. Agency Lowe
Coke Zero “Team Left Field” Directed by Aaron McLisky. Agency TCO
Pepsi “Summer.” Directed by Troy 85P. Agency Protein Studios
Bonds “Get Away.” Directed by Rachael Taylor. The Precinct Studios
Hyundai “Sonata Powerplays.” Directed by Chris Scott. Studio 35. Agency GPYR
Bernadoes “Christmas Wish.” Directed by Ewan Macleod. PlayBig Films. Agency DDB
Sunsilk “Water Bomb.” Directed by Brad Sayer. Invisible Artists. Agency JWT
St George “Academy of Awesome.” Directed by Myles Conti. Agency Saatchi & Saatchi
Lego “Duplo.” Directed by Cameron D’Arcy. Bright Works. Agency Airborne
Toyota “Superman.” Directed by Stef Puskar. Bright Works. Saatchi & Saatchi
Uncle Toby's “Le Snack Deli.” Directed by Kevin Lim. Agency TCO
Bank West “Puppets.” Directed by Myles Conti. Conti Bros Films. Agency Host
Nova “Red Cord.” Directed by Myles Conti. Conti Bros Films. Agency Host
Scratchies “Pyramid.” Directed by Myles Conti. Conti Bros Films. Agency Ogilvie
VodaPhone “The Tour.” Directed by Myles Conti. Conti Bros Films. Agency Host
Paspaley “Design and Desire.” Directed by Myles Conti. Conti Bros Films
Massel “Stock Surprise.” Directed by Chris Spanos. ADAD
SHORT FILM - Selected
2015 Stockholm Written by Jason Crewes. Directed by Myles Conti
2013 Absolution Written by Greg Woodland. Directed by Jad Haber
2012 Shelter Wriiten by Yolande Ramke. Directed by Tobias Anderson. Produced by Raquelle David. ACS Award Winner.
2010 The Burnt Cork Written and Directed by Alex Edmonson, Produced by Cassie Kelly
2009 Fish Lips Written and Directed by Duanne Fogwell, Winner ‘People’s Choice’ 2010 Tropfest
2008 Marry Me Written and Directed by Michelle Lehman, Winner ‘BEST FILM’ 2008 Tropfest
2004 The Date DOP/Director Dan Freene. Winner Best Film Adelaide Fringe Super 8 Film Festival
MUSIC VIDEO - Selected
2016 Rufus "Say A Prayer" Created by Toby and Pete 2015 Grace “Pluto” Created by Toby and Pete. ACS Award Winner.
2014 Chet Faker “Talk is Cheap” Created by Toby and Pete. “Winner Tripple J Hottest 100 2014”
2013 Flume “Insane” Produced by Toby & Pete. Directed by Angus Forbes
2012 360 ‘I was Just a Child.’ - Directed by Andrew Cameron
2009 Damien Leith ‘Forgive Forget’ - Produced by Plump Films. Directed by Gary Suncliff
2009 The McClymonts ‘Wrapped Up Good’ - Produced by Conti Bros Films. Directed by Myles Conti. ACS Award Winner.
2008 Jasmin Rae ‘Pink Guitar’ - Produced by Conti Bros Films. Directed by Myles Conti. ACS Award Winner.
AWARDS - Selected
2015“Grace Pluto” ACS Gold Award. Music Clips.
2013 “Shelter” ACS Gold Award. Short Film.
2012 “Rebel” ACS Silver Award. TVC.
2011 “ACS” Accreditation. Australian Cinematographers Society.
2011 “Gruen Planet.” ACS Silver Award Winner. Special FX.
2011 “Paspaley” ACS Silver Award Winner. Corporate Films.
2010 “Wasted on the Young.” ACS Silver Award Winner. Features Category.
2010 “All the Kings Horses.” ACS Silver Award Winner. Corporate Films.
2009 ‘Pink Guitar’ Jasmin Ray ACS Silver Award. Music Clips.
2007 ‘Barbara Calabro’ ACS Silver Award Winner. Local TVC
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