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.


  • Swingers' Serenade

    Husets Biograf
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    October 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

  • Skate Witches

    Lille, France
    October 21, 2017
    Details Here!

  1. I'm Not Fascinating 20th Anniversary Edition
    Now available for rent or purchase on Vimeo On-Demand.

    VOD release includes audio commentary, photo gallery, deleted scenes, 4 Icky Boyfriends' concerts from the 90s, and Icky Boyrfriends music videos from the 90s.
  • Read about the making of I'm Not Fascinating on KQED Arts.

  • Read about the making of I'm Not Fascinating on Film Threat.

  • Plotnick films to be included in Punk Rock archive
    at the Hugh Hefner Moving Image archive at USC.
  • Recent Work:

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


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