Daniel Nettheim’s feature The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. It received worldwide theatrical distribution and screened at dozens of major festivals. The film was nominated for 14 AACTA Awards, including Best Director.
Daniel splits his time between Australia and the UK. His recent television work in the UK includes Doctor Who for the BBC; Broadchurch for ITV; British-American sci-fi series Humans for Channel 4 and AMC (starring William Hurt, Colin Morgan and Katherine Parkinson), which was nominated for Best Drama Series at the 2016 BAFTA Television Awards; Ripper Street for the BBC; BAFTA-nominated series Line of Duty for BBC2 starring Kelley Hawes; Whitechapel for Carnival Films and ITV; and the BAFTA-nominated Glue for E4, on which he was series and set-up director. In the US, Daniel directed cable series Hunters for the Syfy Channel and producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes).
His recent Australian credits include Jack Irish for the ABC, starring Guy Pearce, which has been nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series; and Matchbox Pictures’ crime series Hyde and Seek. Other directing credits also include award-winning series such as Spirited, The Secret Life of Us, Love is a Four Letter Word, White Collar Blue, Satisfaction, All Saints, The Elephant Princess and the Emmy-nominated and Logie-winning Dance Academy, for which Daniel won the ADG Award for Best Direction in a Children’s Program. He was the lead director on Last Man Standing for the Seven Network and on the second series of Rush for Southern Star, and the set-up director on Mr & Mrs Murder for Network Ten.