His bold way of operating in the field had him win awards at the London surf film festival and at the University of Plymouth. As well as conducting the first official drone operation on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
A filmmaker and brand consultant who's worked with companies such as Burberry, Kjus and Sony A.
Words about Danya from a producer
Danya can be at the other end of the world but once he gets the go, he's able to drop everything and spend a week shlepping camera equipment around the mountains or zone in to 16h days of intense focus in a studio environment.
His energy is noticeable throughout the production, from making coffee for the team or rigging on the side of a wall his ways of operating are very progressive in the industry.
Growing up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Danya became accustomed to the winter conditions the mountains had to offer. He later moved to the UK to study photography, this is where he learned to endure the freezing cold waters of the North Atlantic to shoot surf with some of the top surfers in Europe.
Later he wen on to study film, which led to working on commercial film sets - now combining the advertisement industry, together with the knowledge of the outdoors. Danya is producing some of the highest quality video in the sports industry.
Story is key not just for a film but brands and companies alike. Brand marketing and story telling is a subject he picked up whilst studying in Stockholm and has had Danya consult for private schools, beauty brands and tech companies. To improve visuals but also market placement and sales growth.
Each creative entity has their own ways of finding inspiration, for Danya it is immersion: like spending two months documenting the social and economic impact of bomb fishing in West Sumatra or driving a defender across Europe to Iceland in order to get to know the people who inhabit the breathtaking island.