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.

View a reel and read more here.


  • Upcoming Screening

    Skate Witches Screens:

    Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Sidewinder in Denver courtesy of Nothing To See Here.

    As part of the No/Gloss Film Festival touring package. Check the No/Gloss website for more info.
  • Recent Work:

    Brand new music video I co-directed for Candace Roberts is out now.  Cabaret, politics, and dancing girls. Check it out here.

  • My son Henry has released an awesome experimental/electronic/minimalist record on Holy Mountain Records. It is called Fields. It is available on double clear vinyl, cd, and via iTunes. Buy it here. We just made a video for a track called Field 5. He shot it, I edited it. Here it is. I also shot this experimental performance piece of him playing at the venerable Other Cinema. Check it out here.
  • Old Gold. Dumbass From Dundas featured on vice.com's I'm Short Not Stupid column. It's a great dissection of the film. Check it out here.
  • Old Gold, pt. II. Skate Witches gets the once-over on The Fogelnest File. You can listen to it here. Go to the 1:00:25 mark to hear the
  • Old Gold, pt. III. Here's an animated video I made for Alison Faith Levy's World of Wonder. View it here.
  • Interview with me from No Gloss Film Festival. You can read it here.
  • Warts & All DVD comp now on sale from Microcinema for $16.99. Buy a copy today.

Now Playing

Not My City Anymore. Music Video for Candace Roberts Fields.