After receiving his film degree from Emerson College in Boston, Danny moved to Hollywood and worked his way up through the ranks until he began producing and directing sci-fi/horror films for Charles Band’s independent genre studio Full Moon Pictures (Puppet Master Series, Trancers) where he cut his teeth before starting his own production company, Lukan Pictures.
Danny has edited over 100 feature films, including films for Lionsgate, NBC Universal’s Chiller TV and the SyFy Channel. He has worked with and been mentored by Hollywood veterans such as Master of Horror Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond), legendary cinematographer Mac Ahlberg (Beverly Hills Cop 3, House), executive producer Mark Ordesky (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Criminal Minds executive producer Harry Bring (X-Files).
Danny is also the author of three published books on genre filmmaking (The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead, Genre Filmmaking and Talk You To Death), a sought-after film lecturer (NAB Show, StoryExpo LA, etc.), a long-time member of the Producers Guild of America (Producer’s Council).
His horror film Patient Seven stars genre icon Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Scanners) and was a popular top 15 horror film on iTunes and has been praised by numerous critics, one calling it: “One of the greatest anthologies of the last decade.”
Draven continues to work on new film, TV and book projects full-time. His recent projects include producing the kid’s Christmas fairy tale movie Three Bears Christmas coming this Christmas, and he just wrapped directing a new horror/comedy WEEDJIES: Halloweed Night for Full Moon Features as part of the Deadly Ten series of films, which was the first film in history to be entirely live-streamed during the production. Weedjies comes out Halloween 2019! Draven is currently shooting a new TV series and directing a new horror film this Winter.