Writer, critic, commentator.

Shane Danielsen studied Law and English Literature at the University of Sydney and after graduating, worked as a features writer for Australia’s two leading broadsheet newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, for more than a decade. In June 2001 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in the UK – the first Australian ever appointed to head a major international film festival – and oversaw five editions of this prestigious event before departing in September 2006 to pursue a career as a screenwriter. His first feature, Errors of the Human Body, directed by Eron Sheean, premiered in 2012. His second, The World Made Straight, directed by David Burris and starring Jeremy Irvine, Adelaide Clemens and Noah Wyle, recently completed principal photography in North Carolina. After living in Berlin for a number of years, he returned to Australia in early 2012, where, in addition to being a freelance writer for SBS Movies and a correspondent for Variety, he works as a creative consultant for Hopscotch Films. He has lectured on film history at various institutions around the world, from Moscow's prestigious VKIG film academy, to the Jerusalem Cinematheque.

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