Daniel R. Collins
I'm an award-winning director, producer, and editor of documentary films. I believe in harnessesing the power of digital media to tell important stories and create social change. My work includes documentary filmmaking, independent video production, video editing, copy writing, and music production.
I studied film at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College and cut my teeth as a reporter for the Gannett Company before moving on to serve as a producer, editor and writer for the independent film companies TELEDUCTION and Hearts and Minds Film from 2001-2015.
In 2010 I launched Dan Collins Media in order to pursue my passion of creating engaging documentary films that celebrate the arts, social justice, and the enduring human spirit.
Paul J. Stankard: Flower & Flame
Documentary | In Production (2024)
A living master of an ancient medium captures the beauty of nature in flameworked glass.
Slinger: A Short Strange Trip
Documentary | 73 Minutes | 2023
Winner, Best Documentary Carpe Diem Film Festival
A short, strange trip through the life of the influential glass artist known as Slinger.
Art That Gives Back
Documentary | 89 Minutes | 2024
A dedicated crew of outsider glass artists fund art classes for children in Detroit.
From War to Wisdom
Documentary | 89 Minutes | 2017
When the war ends, the real battle begins.
Combat veterans search for missions and meaning after returning from the war in Iraq.
Fuego: Growing a Glass Movement in Cuba
Documentary | In Production
An epic journey in search of a reclusive glassblower in the outskirts of Havana, with intentions to help start a studio glass movement in Cuba.