Dan Addelson is a Los Angeles based filmmaker focused on telling intimate stories with a strong visual style. His ability to foster close relationships with actors and documentary subjects allows for candid moments that gives his work a sense of spontaneity and realism. Dan's background as an editor and cinematographer is revealed through the artful pacing, bold framing, and considered visuals that have become a trademark of his films.
Dan won three Cannes Lions for his work on the Excedrin Migraine Experience campaign. His film, A Strong Beat was shortlisted for an Emmy, and he was chose as one of New York Times' Selects branded content directors. He also works regularly with 72andSunny, Conde Nast Entertainment, and Vice. His films have premiered at AFI Docs and Napa Valley Film Festival, and have won audience awards at the Florida Film Festival and Rhode Island Film Festival.
Dan speaks regularly on the convergence of documentary film and branded content - most recently at the YouTube SpaceLA, the California Endowment, and at the Fabrica Del Arte Cubano in Havana.