Dan is a short film whose titular character is a mannequin that is both sentient and depressed. The film follows Dan's search for meaning and connection as they navigate a world in which they are simultaneously famous and isolated.
Dan seeks meaning by attempting to attend university, and frequent populated locations where one would meet people. However, when others show interest, Dan's own mental state holds them back.
The film was shot over four days, in both internal and external locations. Production included designing Dan's home, and creating a quirky, retro-inspired world through costume and set dressing.
Close collaboration was required with both the director and the director of photography to achieve the film's unique visual style.