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 including 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 David Leon, produced by Daisy Allsop.
'Body of Water' by writer/director Lucy Brydon, produced by Dan and Jeannette Sutton was commissioned by the Film London Microwave Scheme and World Premiered at Glasgow International Film Festival in February 2020. '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 was released to great acclaim in summer 2019 in the UK by Peccadillo Pictures and was listed by Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian as one of the ten best documentaries of the year. We have many projects currently in development including; Dean Loxton's feature debut as writer/director 'Nathan Won't Ride', due to shoot in 2021. The film will be produced by Dan and Elizabeth Boag.
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.
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Dan Cleland is a film producer who also works across commercials. Dan began his career in advertising and music videos, working with acclaimed commercials director Mehdi Norowzian and Ridley Scott ... read more
Writer and filmmaker Lucy Brydon is from Scotland. She graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. She moved to Ch ... read more
After graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London, (2012) Ashley quickly decided to combine his love of art and performance, leading him to pick up his first camera and begi ... read more
Christian is a Welsh filmmaker based in London with a keen interest in social interest films. Having worked on a number of humanitarian projects he also has a keen interest in LGBTQ+ film and media ... read more
Dean studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2011 he directed 4 'devised on the day' improvised films including 'ME ... read more
Elizabeth made her first forays into producing with Dean Loxton in 2009, starring in, casting and co-producing Jack Malchance – a web series that went on to win the US NexTV Best Web Series A ... read more