He received an Academy Award® for The Jungle Book and was nominated for an Academy Award® and BAFTA Award for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Both films won Visual Effects Society Awards for Most Outstanding Visual Effects.
Dan has contributed to six films that have won Academy Awards® for Visual Effects and has also won the VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial and a Gold Clio for his commercial work. He is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Visual Effects Society.
Dan joined Weta Digital in 2002 to work on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He was Digital Effects Supervisor on Peter Jackson’s King Kong and served as Visual Effects Supervisor on Avatar and Man of Steel. He is currently supervising War for the Planet of the Apes.