Dan Susman is a writer and director, currently working for the Guardian Online.

Dan Susman with producer Jess Gormley at the Lovie Awards

Dan Susman with producer Jess Gormley at the Lovie Awards

His film about human rights starring Sir Patrick Stewart, Sarah Solemani and Adrian Scarborough was the Guardian's most popular film with over 32 million views and won the Gold Lovie Award for Comedy 2016.

He wrote and directed a satire of Location Location Location called Exploitation Exploitation Exploitation, starring Daisy Haggard and Javone Prince.

He directed the successful Shakespeare Solos series, featuring Damian Lewis, Adrian Lester, David Threlfall, Riz Ahmed and Joanna Lumley, with millions of views online and a theatrical release (and a Bronze Lovie Award). He also directed sketches for Russell Howard's Good News.

Cop Out, his online comedy series for Channel 4 and Objective Productions starring Tom Brooke, led to a C4 commission for the TV pilot script and a development commission for sitcom What You Wish For.

Penelope, starring Juliet Stevenson and Hattie Morahan won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the San Francisco Short Film Festival and was selected for several festivals including Palm Springs Short Film Festival.

Veils starring Maureen Lipman, won the UKJFF award of £10,000 and is distributed by Shorts International.

Dan also works as an editor. Credits include feature film Blooded, HBO doc This is My Africa, the prestigious Panama Papers films for the Guardian, and the Forgotten Armies of WWII, which picked up two awards at the Imperial War Museum Film Festival. 

Dan Susman with Robert Emms as Günther in The Intelligence Explosion

Dan Susman with Robert Emms as Günther in The Intelligence Explosion