Daniel Johnson

London-based screenwriter and film director

Daniel Johnson is a screenwriter & comedy writer from the borders of London & Essex. He has filmed projects in both the UK and USA; and is currently working on numerous short and feature length projects. You can view his work and contact him at his website.
The Louis CK

The Louis CK Way

It's easy to write off what Louis CK is doing as being a result of his success. Most of us can't afford to hire Alan Alda for an impromptu web-series, but still there are lessons we can learn.
02/02/2016 16:02 GMT
A Day in the Life of a

A Day in the Life of a Non-Drinker

The notion that I need a particular type of liquid to unwind is an unusual concept. For a non-drinker, relaxation can be achieved through numerous other means. For example, one of my favourite ways to unwind is simply to sit down. This is achievable regardless of what I drink.
15/05/2015 13:27 BST
Are Movies

Are Movies Dead?

We have a flourishing independent film scene. Micro-budget projects being built from the ground up, mostly through crowdfunding. And we have the huge superhero movies, but the in-betweens, the films that people really care about, have vanished.
14/01/2015 17:56 GMT
Interview with 'Sally the Life Coach' Star Natalie

Interview with 'Sally the Life Coach' Star Natalie Gumede

But 'Strictly' finished more than two months ago, which in tabloid terms, is a life-time. Which means that the press release we sent out for our comedy web-series 'Sally the Life Coach' was largely ignored. This therefore means, when it comes to doing press for our show, I need to, uh, do it all myself. So here goes...
19/02/2014 15:38 GMT
My Ongoing Feud With Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie

My Ongoing Feud With Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Gumede

Natalie Gumede is a good friend of mine. In recent months, I've seen a lot of stories about her in the press... On many of these occasions I have wanted to defend Natalie from these insane stories, but I have stopped myself for two reasons...
05/12/2013 17:31 GMT
I've Got Something Important I Need to

I've Got Something Important I Need to Do

It's not hours or days or even weeks, it's months and months that I've lost to the internet, to the false promises of the next notification, to the endless search for more information and more content in endless news articles and blogs and videos and whatever else seems important, tumbling out in unison over never-ending tabs and windows and devices.
27/08/2013 14:15 BST
What I Learned This Week About Phone

What I Learned This Week About Phone Networks

When discussing my O2 woes with a friend this week, he said to me, "I have never had a problem with O2, until I wanted to try and end my contract. Spent about two hours a day for a week on hold. Was a joke. In the end I gave up, so I guess they won."
25/06/2013 11:47 BST
The Kiss/Hug Fiasco: How Should a Man Greet a

The Kiss/Hug Fiasco: How Should a Man Greet a Woman?

The government need to step in. We need legislation. Sometimes a handshake/hug/kiss mishap leads to awkwardness, which is fine - but if you're not careful, it can lead to an unwanted kiss, or worse; head-butting.
28/11/2012 16:50 GMT
All Freelancers Are Crazy Workaholics With No

All Freelancers Are Crazy Workaholics With No Money

Freelancers are always out of work. Even when they're in work, they're out of work. If you are not working, you have no money. And if you are working, you have no time to find more work. When the job ends, you have time, but no work. Whichever way you approach it, you always have no money.
09/11/2012 17:02 GMT
I Can Never Understand

I Can Never Understand Toothpaste

Some toothpastes have 'whitening' as a bonus feature, and some have 'extra-whitening'. Some have no whitening at all. What is the correct amount of whitening to expect from a toothpaste? And if your toothpaste doesn't offer whitening, what colour will your teeth be?
06/09/2012 10:12 BST
Everybody on the Internet Knows Exactly What to

Everybody on the Internet Knows Exactly What to Do

Why are we so obsessed with telling people how to do everything? Not only that, but we're obsessed with quoting dead famous people. Sure, Gandhi said "Be the change you wish to see in the world", but he also said, "What time does this place close?" and "I have to be up early tomorrow".
03/08/2012 16:33 BST
Facebook? Twitter? My Brain!?

Facebook? Twitter? My Brain!? Help!

I just wrote the first two words of this blog post, 'I just'. Then I checked my email. Then I tweeted an Aristotle quote. Then I finished this paragraph. Then I text Michelle. Then Michelle didn't text back. I logged into LinkedIn, didn't really understand it, and logged back out again.
23/07/2012 09:50 BST