Dan Zeff’s standout short films, That Sunday (starring Alan Cumming and Minnie Driver) and Dual Balls both won BAFTA nominations. Coping with Christmas, Dan’s comic look at the holidays from a child’s perspective, won two BAFTAs and a Writer’s Guild award.
Projects Dan has directed for the BBC include Sweetnight Goodheart (also wrote) which premiered at Edinburgh and sold to HBO; the hit wedding comedy series The Worst Week of My Life and Ideal, a comedy about a drug dealer starring Johnny Vegas. His drama Out of the Ashes, about the effect of foot and mouth disease on a family farm – was also nominated for BAFTA and Royal Television Society awards. Dan is currently directing the legendary Dr Who, revived and reinvented for the new millennium.
Dan continues to work with some of the best writing and acting talent in the UK, including Russell T. Davies (Queer as Folk), Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), and Martin Freeman (The Office).
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2006