Daniel Finley Bio
Daniel Finley is a Thai-American photographer, artist, and filmmaker. Dannyjive.com is the collection of all the things that come out his brain. Here you'll find anything from his old talents to his new adventures.
Dan started out wanting to be a comic book artist, attending The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design as an illustration major, but quickly found himself acting in Chicago where he earned a SAG card. Despite the incoming work, he was not interested in sitting by the phone and waiting for a call from his agent, so he moved into screenwriting and directing. When digital cameras started shooting video, he found himself taking photos in addition to video and managed to win some awards and get published. The incoming clientele forced him to create Dannyjive LLC, a multi-media production company that brought clients like PBS, McCann Erickson, Gettys, Hilton, Wiley-Blackwell, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barclays Bank, ESI, Big Pink, Viceland, and a plethora of independent companies, magazines, artists, and musicians. Dan has won multiple awards as a photographer, writer, director, and has had his work displayed in Time Square. He's currently working on his first novel.
Here are a few career highlights:
A New York Times featured filmmaker
Inducted into the Nikon Emerging Photographer Hall of Fame
Dan Finley was born and raised in Cudahy, WI and has subsequently lived in Chicago, New York City, and now resides in Los Angeles. Because people sometimes wonder, Dan is half-Thai (mom), half-white (dad), and yes... the food he grew up with was amazing- and not just in a, 'my mom cooks the best food,' kind of way.
On the Meyer-Briggs personality test, Dan is an INTJ-A. You can read more about what that means here.