ABOUT US

Mad Dan Productions works out of FNQ and Melbourne. Currently Mad Dan Productions is committed to making socially transgressive content, with a pledge to represent and showcase diverse characters and stories from regional areas of Australia. Mad Dan Productions is committed to being an inclusive employer, with a strong focus on developing skill sets of their personnel and empowering the sharing and telling of their own stories.

The company is passionate about giving back to communities through workshops and intensives in creative expression, filmmaking and storytelling. With many years of experience in successful small scale media projects, the company now specialises in short and long form narrative content for tv and film. To see their current projects, click on the Projects tab and for past work, visit the Mad Dan Youtube Channel

ABOUT MAD

Mads has been writing, directing and producing film, TV and web content for the last eight years. Prior to this, Mads attained her ‘Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama Teaching’ with Trinity College, London. She then graduated from her ‘Theatre and Film Arts Degree’ from University of South Queensland in 2008. Mads has appeared in many theatre shows, commercials, TV shows and films over the years, including recent guest spots in ‘Offspring’, ‘It’s a Date’, ‘Romper Stomper’ and online series ‘Bruce’. In 2010, Mads attended the ‘International Film School Sydney’ and then AFTRS in 2011, working under mentor Peter Herbert in screenwriting and producing. In 2014, Mads attained her ‘Cert 4 in Small Business Management’ and started production company, Mad Dan Productions, with her partner Dan Mulvihill. She has made many social media videos for companies like ‘Quality Lifestyle Support’, ‘Neami – Mental Health’, ‘Headspace’, ‘Living Silk – Pink Ribbon High Tea’ and her ad for wine giant, Vinomofo, hit 500k+ views online. Over the last few years, Mads has lectured at ‘JMC Film School Melbourne’ in directing and producing subjects.

 

Mads has directed many short films, with her first being ‘Cabbie Confessions’ in 2011, with comedian Matt Okine. In 2015, ‘Casa Del Crip,’ a short film in collaboration with the late comedian and disability activist, Stella Young, was a finalist in the AACTA Social Shorts competition. That same year, her short film, ‘Love Sick’ was also a finalist in the Tropfest/NPS competition. In 2016, ‘Neighbourhood Wars’, shot in FNQ, was a finalist in the Peninsula Short Film Fest. The film also screened at the ‘Short Film Corner’ in Cannes and took out ‘best film’ in the Capricorn Film Festival. Mads is co-writing and directing the feature film, ‘All Kinds of Violence’, that is in development and scheduled to be shot in 2019. The film has currently raised $100k in private investment and is in talks with distributors, as it continues to garner support. By the end of 2017, Mads completed writing and directing the 6x10min online series ‘Sexy Herpes’, funded with the assistance of Screen Australia. ‘Sexy Herpes’ has been acquired by Channel 9 and Virgin In-Flight Entertainment. It recently won ‘Best Ensemble’ at Dublin Web Fest, and continues on the web series festival circuit. In 2018, Mads is developing a new female-driven online series set in FNQ, called ‘Blood Sisters’, that she is writing and directing. Stephen Corvini is executive producer and it has currently received development funding from Screen Australia.

ABOUT DAN

Daniel Mulvihill has been writing, directing and producing film, TV and web content for the last ten years. In his early adult years, he partially completed Gender Studies, Sociology and Political Science at QUT. As a graduate of a Theatre and Film arts degree from University of South Queensland in 2008, Dan has appeared in many theatre shows, commercials, TV shows and films over the years, notably as ‘Dodgy Bob’ on Home and Away. In 2015, ‘Departure Lounge,’ a short film set in Townsville that he starred in, won Best Comedy in the AACTA/AFI Social Shorts competition. In 2011, Dan studied at AFTRS, working under mentor Peter Herbert in screenwriting and producing. Since then, Dan attained his Cert 4 in Small Business Management with RMIT and he started the grass roots production company, Mad Dan Productions, that often specialises in showreels for actors and many different social media campaigns for businesses. Dan and his ‘We are Vinomofo’ online ad for wine giant, Vinomofo, has also gone viral over the last year. His film for the stroke recovery trial fund has also proven very successful. He has just finished producing a social media campaign for Quality Lifestyle Support in Toowoomba.

 

Over the years, Dan has co-written, directed and produced many different narrative short films, notably ‘Cabbie Confessions’ with comedian Matt Okine. In 2015, ‘Casa Del Crip,’ a short film in collaboration with the late comedian and disability activist Stella Young, was a finalist in the AACTA Social Shorts competition. His short film, ‘Love Sick’ was also a finalist in the Tropfest/NPS competition last year. In 2016, his short film, Neighbourhood Wars, shot in Townsville, was a finalist in the Peninsula Short Film Fest. The film also screened in the short film corner at Cannes and took our a competition category for best film in the Capricorn Film Festival at the end of last year. Dan is co-writing and producing the feature film, All Kinds of Violence. Dan has been leading the efforts to raise private funding for the film, where $100k has already been pledged. It is scheduled to shoot in 2019. In 2017, his online series, Sexy Herpes, received completion funding from Screen Australia and has sold to Channel 9 and Virgin Australia. The project also won ‘Best Ensemble’ at Dublin Webfest, as other selections and nominations on the festival circuit roll in. Dan is currently developing his new project, Blood Sisters, with support from Screen Australia.