Born and raised in Cape Town, Dan Mace has been behind-the-camera professionally since 16. Still in his twenties, Dan has already directed over 100 commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films, shooting on four continents for the likes of Tusker, Red Bull, CNN, Roxy and YouTube. His work has over 20m views on YouTube, where his independent channel, DantheDirector, has over 70 000 subscribers. Among other accolades, he’s won three Silvers in two years at the Young Directors Awards at Cannes Lions, while his first commercial, Tusker Here’s to Us, has already picked up an African Cristal Film Grand Prix; two Bronzes and a Craft Loerie; two One Show craft merits; Creative Circle Ad of the Month; Ad of the Week from MarkLives; and a Special Mention on ididtht’s SA Film Reel. His award-winning short film, Gift, screened at TED Global 2017 between talks by presidents and pioneers.