> SHORT FICTION
When alien doppelgängers show up, an occult journalist and a conspiracy theorist must fight for their lives.
SKINCREEPERS is a collaboration between Daniel Holliday, Bridget Harvey, and T. Oxford. It is expected to get a festival release during 2018.
Follow the progress of the picture on insta.
Corner And The Cutman
> Short FictioN
Set in a fictional, mid-1950s Australia, CORNER AND THE CUTMAN is a period murder mystery in the style of classic wartime film noir cinema. Following Charlie and Wes, two boxers vying for the attention of their coach, the movie was crafted non-linearly with the intention of hiding information from the audience. All the clues are there, but it's largely left up to the audience to do the solving.
CORNER AND THE CUTMAN had its World Premiere in Los Angeles as part of the HollyShorts Film Festival in 2015. The picture has also shown as part of Montreal World Film Festival (2015) and Kinofilm (2016) in Manchester, UK.
I've written extensively on the process of making the film on Medium. You can find that full story here.
> Short Documentary
This documentary was really a way for me to reconnect with a good friend, someone whose social anxiety and agrophobia had kept her inside her own house and inside her own head.
"Beautifully shot, it avoids hand-wringing and harrowing tones to shine a light on a somber, compelling subject."
- Scott Beggs (Film School Rejects)
> 1-hour drama
Set in New York City in 1908, AND ACTION is about Hollywood before there was a Hollywood: Following soon-to-be "sweetheart of America" Mary Pickford, director D.W. Griffith, and future head-of-Paramount Adolph Zukor when they were a scrappy bunch just out to make a living.
AND ACTION was selected for competition in Finish Line Script Competition 2017.
> SCI-FI DRAMA
Set in 2024 after the settlement of the first human colony on Mars, 2Q follows colonists Mia Wilkins and Jurgen Lens preparing for two inbound colonists and the first off-Earth birth. When Candice Red, the colonist carrying the child, becomes sick, the small group of 4 is thrown into disarray. Each colonist's true intentions for this one-way trip to Mars become blindingly clear as they're increasingly set at odds.
> CLIENT: Laneway International College
> PROJECT: Course brochure
> SCOPE: Logo, brand identity, brochure design
> CLIENT: Amicus and Fourfront Group
> PROJECT: The United Workplace
> SCOPE: Logo, brand identity
> CLIENT: MCI
> PROJECT: Rebrand -- Holding, B2B, B2C
> SCOPE: Logos, brand identities
> Live production
Hi, I'm Daniel Holliday. I'm just starting out as a writer and director of motion pictures.
> FROM SYDNEY
> based in LOS ANGELES
My most recent short SKINCREEPERS, finished in December 2017, is currently in consideration for a number of festivals across the U.S., Europe, and Australia.
I had the privilege of travelling with my first short CORNER AND THE CUTMAN to festivals in Los Angeles and Montreal in 2015, as well as interning in film and television in New York City in 2016.
I'm also a freelance graphic designer, videographer, and writer whose past clients span journalism, technology, interiors, and education.