Director, Editor, Screenwriter, Producer
Dan Baker was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. He attended the International Film School of Wales where he specialised in directing, editing and producing. Once graduating, Dan trained as a film and theatre teacher and currently leads a successful Creative Arts department. Dan continues to make short films and music videos in his additional time and is currently developing a number of TV and feature film projects in order to build his professional portfolio.
Curious Spirit Pictures is currently a non-trading company of Dan Baker. Specialising in a variety of short films, music videos, promotional material and educational resources, Curious Spirit prides itself on creating quality films and videos that present creative and original content and stands out from other production companies.
In 2010, Dan won best short fiction at the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival with his short film Customer Care and was honoured to return to the festival 4 years later to give a festival premiere to "Hello". Dan has continued to work on short films, music videos (most notably with Essex band The Lunar Pilots) and educational resources that meet the changing requirements of the education sector.
In 2003, Dan started up Shoebox Entertainment Ltd as a trademark to his film work. In 2013, the company name was changed to Curious Spirit Pictures in order to reflect a new direction of his work. Dan intends that future projects will build up his and the company's reputation as a producer and film maker of quality and creative content.