Dan Clifton grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia. Having spent most of his youth watching and worshipping the action-action adventure films of Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, George Lucas and Michael Bay - he decided to focus on the styles and methods of those particular filmmakers during his studies at New York University. His latest narrative film For All Mankind is a tribute to the Hollywood adventure films Dan loved growing up, and a salute to the filmmakers who got them to the screen. Dan plans on moving to Los Angeles in June of 2009 to further pursue his career as a director and producer. Aside from For All Mankind, Dan has directed several commercials and music videos and his production company Onset Films has recently secured a First Look deal with Gold Circle Films.
Dan Clifton was awarded a Production grant at NYU in 2008 for For All Mankind