Current Projects

Canyonland

Director: Daniel Kleinman

Eli, Archie and Bea: three kids from a dead-end desert town with soaring dreams of a brighter tomorrow… until a fatal accident tears their lives apart. Years later, fate conspires to hurl them back together, as Archie and Bea – now respectively a US Marshall and a bounty hunter – find themselves on the trail of the same fugitive: Eli. As the former friends become embroiled in a deadly triangle of pursuit, all three are forced to confront the shared darkness of their past – and a future they never imagined.

Photo © Tom Phillips Jr.Phoenix, AZ USA

 

Canyonland, a new project from writer Toby Finlay (Dorian Gray) is currently in development with Coded Pictures and director Daniel Kleinman.

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About the Director

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Daniel Kleinman

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Daniel Kleinman is an award winning UK television, commercial and music video director.  He is best known for directing all the James Bond film title sequences between 1995 and 2008, and his commercials work earned him the accolade of the Number Most Awarded Director in the World (the Gunn Report).

His work has also won the top awards at Cannes, D&AD, the New York One Show, BTAA, Clio, Creative Circle, Midsummer Awards and many others.  He has received the Presidents award from the
Creative Circle and the Chairman’s award from the BTAA and has been rated number one in Campaign’s list of hottest directors over four consecutive years.

Daniel pioneered the use of special effects in post-production over the course of directing more than 100 videos in the 80’s winning numerous awards for work with artists such as ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, and Madonna.

From the ‘90’s he has concentrated on advertising.  However, he has not only created ads needing complex special effects for clients such as Guinness, X-Box, Chrysler, Johnnie Walker and Audi but Daniel’s ability to direct comedy and dialogue also led to work for Boddingtons, Durex, John Smiths, Super Noodles and John West. His recent work includes Orange, Monster.com, Nissan Qashqai
and Smirnoff.

Daniel has also directed TV drama and comedies notably Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse’s “Smashie and Nicey-The End Of An Era”, which was BAFTA nominated and won the rose at Montreux.

About the Writer

Toby Finlay

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Toby Finlay gained a First in English at New College, Oxford, then taught for some time in Paris. When he returned to London he worked as a freelance script consultant and editor for a number of the UK’s top film companies, including Working Title, Miramax and Pathé. Toby wrote Dorian Gray for Ealing Studios, which was released in September 2009. In addition to writing Canyonland for Coded Pictures he is currently adapting James Meek’s novel We Are Now Beginning Our Descent for Coded , with Pawel Pawlikowski attached to direct.