Elliot Daniel

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The Design Cupboard

Camera/Director & Travel Photojournalist

Contact

Address 12 McRae Close, Boambee
Email elliot@thedesigncupboard.com.au
Website www.thedesigncupboard.com.au/

About

Australian Elliot Daniel has led film crews around the world as he presented/directed multiple 1/2 hour travel documentaries for a 1 hour travel show he hosted live and broadcast out of London.

His work has been broadcast on the BBC, he has created TVC’s for companies for the web and has produced various short films for charities.

His photography and travel features have appeared in newspapers and magazines in London and Australia and his images have appeared in Guidebooks around the world.
From eating shallow fried tarantulas in Cambodia, to minueting with Contessa’s at the Venice Carnivale, from hitching a ride on a bullock cart in Burma to spending the night on an insect infested straw bed in a stable with a baby orphaned elephant in Nairobi, Kenya, it is this ‘get the shot no matter what’ attitude that has seen Mr Daniel work all around the globe. He is not shy of ‘danger’ either where in one of the ‘Top Ten most dangerous countries in the world’ he spent six weeks presenting & directing a 1 hour ‘Broadcast’ nominated film in Yemen for the BBC.

Elliot has appeared regularly on ITN’s Channel 5 Breakfast show in London as a travel Expert and was a regular speaker at numerous large conferences in London, variously: Independant Travellers World (3 day travel conferences which drew over 30,000+ visitors), Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel and Sports Show, TNT Magazines Travel Writing Seminars.

He has written a chapter on Thailand in ‘Intrepid Journeys – Adventurous Travels in South East Asia’, published by La Belle Aurore – a collection of 16 travel stories written by such authors as; Wanderlust Magazine (London) Editor Lyn Hughes and Sunday Times (London) Mark Hodson. He has also written a chapter on Yemen in ‘Intrepid Arabia – Imaginative Travels in the Middle East’, published by La Belle Aurore, with stories by such writers as best selling novelist William Dalrymple and Time Out Magazine (London) Peter Carty.

After graduating with honours in a Business degree (Tourism major), Elliot shed his books for a backpack and worked as an adventure travel guide based in South East Asia. Transitioning, he then studied and trained as a photojournalist for many years in the field with one of London’s multi award winning Travel Photojournalist’s. As a film-maker he’s worked closely with International Producer Director – Dean Cornish – documentary maker, corporate, TVC’s & popular reality formats.
Elliot now calls the Coffs Coast home (“why wouldn’t you …. it’s paradise”) yet will work anywhere. He can be in Sydney in an hour and Melbourne in a couple of hours. He is currently working on a music video, a TV ad for a travel and tourism client, editing an architecture video web TVC for a Real Estate client and finalising the edit of a fashion shoot captured recently.

Mr Daniel loves telling stories and creating beautiful imagery. He will work around the clock to “get you what you want” as a client.

Career Highlights

Own Travel TV show in London
Travel Doco I shot in Yemen nominated for a London 'Broadcast' award

Production Credits

"Get Packing" - 1 hour Travel TV show in London on Ch 461 "Whereits.at under David Rose. Presenter/Director/camera for the 30 min travel documentaries & Hosted the Live show.
TV COMMERCIALS, CORPORATE & ONLINE COMMISSIONS.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Coffs Coast Wedding Expo’. 2018
15sec TVC. Prime 7 Regional.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Bonville Golf Resort Weddings’. 2018
15 sec TVC. Prime 7 Regional & edited a longer version 90 sec Corporate video for Online channels.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Australian Ladies Classic Bonville’. 2018
11 min ‘Behind the scenes’ corporate Online film commissioned by Golf NSW & Bonville Golf Resort.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Jack Newton Juniors’. 2018
5 min 39 sec Corporate film about the Youth Golf comp commissioned by Bonville Golf Resort & broadcast Online.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Coffs Coast Harvest Film’. 2017
3 min Corporate Brand video about the food and local producers of the region. Commissioned by Coffs Harbour City Council & broadcast Online.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Sydney Vodka’ & ‘Melbourne Vodka’. 2017
2 x 30 sec Brand video’s for digital broadcast & broadcast Online.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Tac Med Torniquet Board Leash’. 2017
1min Corporate Brand promo video for online broadcast. Commissioned by Tac Med Australia Pty Ltd.

Cinematographer.
‘Bluebottles Cafe’. 2017
15 sec TVC. Prime 7 Regional.

Director, Camera, Edit
‘Lysaght Roof’ corporate video. 2017
2 min Brand film for Online broadcast. Commissioned by Lysaght NSW.

DOCUMENTARIES:

Director/Presenter
‘Myth Informed in Yemen’. 2000
60 min travel documentary broadcast on BBC’s UK Style – solo journey around the country in search of a famed mystic. Nominated for a “Broadcast” Award London. Produced by Sparkling Productions.

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Taste of Thailand’. 2001
30 min travel documentary exploring the Thai cuisine
‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Shakespeare’s England’. 2001
30 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Mysteries of the Golden Triangle’ – Thailand/Laos/Burma. 2001
30 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Buddhism – Thailand’. 2001
30 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Capetown - city guide’. 2001
30 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘From Nassau with Love’ - Bahamas
30 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Small Hope Bay’ - Bahamas
29 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Grey Ghost’ - Bahamas
20 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Cambodia adventure’. 2001
26 min travel documentary. ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Director/Presenter, co-writer & camera.
‘Ivory Ghosts’. 2001
15 min corporate video – shot in Kenya for CFTWI (Care for the Wild International) & a different version broadcast on ‘whereits.at’ TV (Channel 461 Sky EPG. London)

Presenter/co-writer/co-producer.
‘Hot Spots – Burma’. 2000
60 min travel documentary covering much of the country – Channel 4 (London) – Shot undercover for 12-part pilot series – shortlisted to 4 programmes.

Presenter/Production Co-ordinator
‘Worldwise’. 2000
15min Corporate Video – Kenya Airways – covering cultural & respectful ways to travel & ecotourism.

Presenter/Production Co-ordinator
‘Thai Holiday, Thai Home’. 2000
15 min Corporate video – Thai Airways - covering cultural & respectful ways to travel & ecotourism.

Presenter/Co-producer/Co-writer
‘Join the Cub’. 2000
5 min Corporate video for CFTWI (Care For The Wild International) –The plight of orphaned tigers in Laos - aired on ITN News, Channel 5, London & shown at ITW Travel Show as main corporate charity.

Presenter/Co-producer/Co-writer
“Demons in the Village”. 2000
15 min documentary about the impacts of tourism in the hilltribes of Northern Thailand, produced and aired for ITW Travel Show (London).

SHORT FILMS

“Unsent Love letters” 2018 (currently in production)
Director, cinematographer, writer.
4 min 30 sec music video to accompany a live performance by celebrated pianist Ryan Daniel of Elena Kats-Chernin’s composition of French composer Erik Satie & to be broadcast live & accompanied by a live performance of the music at JCU Townsville

“The way home” 2018 (currently in production)
Director, cinematographer, writer.
Story of a Mother in Sierra Leone who is forced to give her children away to avoid them being mutilated by rebel militia whom cut off arms & legs to intimidate - only to be reunited with them again in Australia 15 years later via searching for them on Facebook.

Statistics

Age 45-54 years old
Indigenous No
Membership Type Professional