Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Dan Mace is a twenty-first-century director and filmmaker. First found behind the camera professionally at sixteen, he has directed documentaries, music videos, commercials, and over 50 short films in his career. At twenty-two he opened his first film production company, If Not Why Not, and successfully completed thirty plus productions. He then served as a Film Director at the prolific Cape Town film and production company, AVA.
And six months later started his independent YouTube channel, DantheDirector. A channel that currently has around 65 thousand subscribers and grows by the thousands on a monthly basis. He has just returned from Cannes Lions where he won two silver screens at the Young Directors awards. Dan is dedicated to tackling the influence of positivity in the life and times of Generation Y.
With a sensitive style, graphic aesthetics and inspirational narratives, he tells stories that showcase the power of perception and challenge the way people interpret life.