Lions Den Films was founded in 2008 by Dan Cleland to create unique, audience-engaging content for film, television, advertising and online.

We produce narrative and documentary films inlcuding BIFA nominated short film, ‘Washdays’ (2009) directed by Simon Neal, in conjunction with Deeply Vale Films.  Dan co-produced Zeitgeist Films' ‘Orthodox’ (2016), the feature film debut from writer/director Davd Leon, produced by Daisy Allsop.

'Sick(er)' by writer/director Lucy Brydon, produced by Dan and co-produced by Jeannette Sutton was comissioned by the Film London Microwave Scheme and will go into production in late 2017.  

'Are You Proud?' the feature documentary debut from Ashley Joiner, produced by Dan and co-produced by Christian Gordine had it's first work-in-progress screening at the BFI Flare Festival in London in March 2017.  The film will be released later in 2017 in the UK by Peccadillo Pictures.

We have many projects currently in development including; Dean Loxton's feature debut as writer/director 'The Ride', due to shoot in early 2018.  The film will be produced by Dan and Elizabeth Boag.  


Writer Chantelle Dusette's play 'Cancel The Sunshine' is currently being adapted into a short film mixing documentary and dramatic elements. Director Emma Savage is working on the development and Dan will produce for our production partners in the NHS and Professional Footballers Association.

We also work across a number of commercial and corporate sectors. Our television commercial clients have included such international brands as, Volkswagen, Kleenex, Toblerone, Innocent Smoothies, Vodafone, Waitrose and Morrisons.  

We've created content for online campaigns working with broadcaster UKTV to create weekly video podcasts for their channel, Dave.  In 2009, we shot a series of mini-documentaries for the international charity, ActionAid, based around their projects in Malawi.

Please scroll through the biographies here to learn more about the filmmakers that form Lions Den Films.  If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to be in touch:

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