WORKSHOP LEADER – DANIEL BUCKLAND
Daniel Buckland is an actor, director and theatre-maker who has been working professionally both locally and internationally for over fifteen years. He has previously performed lead roles in Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed Vegas show Love as well as Cirque du Soleil’s international touring show Saltimbanco. His other theatre credits include FTH:K’s Wombtide, Sylvaine Strike’s The Travellers, and Lindi Matshikiza and the Hilbrow Theatre’s The Donkey Child.
He is the Co Artistic Director of Dark Laugh theatre Company whose production of The Butcher Brothers also directed by Sylvaine Strike, was awarded the 2011 Naledi Award for Best Cutting Edge Production and a Standard Bank Ovation Award. He collaborated with Strike in the production of the Standard Bank Ovation Award winning one man show The God Complex.
In 2013 he began working extensively in film and television, partnering with The Flying Circus as a performer, writer and director of the company’s motion capture performance. During this time, he further crafted his skills in live action direction going on to co-write and direct the 26 part SAFTA nominated television series Silly Seasons as well as co-writing and directing the full length animated feature film Inside Job. He has recently finished directing four feature films for Perplexia Pictures two of which he wrote.