Danny Plotnick roared into the underground film world in the 1980s. Fueled by his love of punk and alternative culture and infected with d.i.y. spirit, he started making films that captured a similarly snarly attitude. His films were pegged as bawdy, bad-mouthed and beautiful, straddling the line between high-brow and low-brow art. It's no surprise that his work has screened from the MOMA in NYC to mortuaries in Baltimore to the Independent Film Channel. With little opportunity to screen this type of work in the 80s, Plotnick took to the road, projector and films in trunk, screening in bars, warehouses and cafes. Plotnick trail blazed a path for the underground film world that exploded in the early 90s, a scene that would ultimately champion his work.
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Freelance Director

Looking for innovative music videos, corporate/commercial work with an edge, or a graphic designer?

Looking for a director who can make high quality work on time and under budget?

Over the past several years, Danny Plotnick has worked with Chuck Prophet, The Sippy Cups, Hostelling International USA, The Jewish Community Center Macabbi Games of San Francisco, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Beth Lisick, Red Hill Books, The Ann Arbor Film Festival and more.

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  • Not My City Anymore Screens:

    Roxie Cinema, Thursday, December 17, 8:30 pm

  • Skate Witches Screens:

    OffKino, October 16, 2015. Germany.
    Screens with Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

    Flip About Flip Screens:
    Squeaky Wheel 30th Anniversary Celebration, Buffalo, 10/9/15-1/24/16.

  • Recent Work:

    Brand new music video I co-directed for Candace Roberts is out now. Everything yo wanted to know about Beavers, and then some. View it here.

  • My son Henry has released his second record on the British cassette label Blue Tapes. It's an awesome experimental/electronic/minimalist record called blue fourteen: Qualia. You can buy it here. It comes with a download. You can listen to more of his stuff on Bandcamp.

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Take Back Your Beaver. Music Video for Candace Roberts Fields.