About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.

New Doctor Strange Sneak Peek Reveals Clues To Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel is slowly starting to release bits of Doctor Strange piecemeal to the masses. With each teaser, trailer, and image, we're starting to get a better idea of what's in store for when real magic enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio has a history … [Read more...]

First Look At Season 2 Of Ash Vs. Evil Dead


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ash Vs. Evil Dead is one of the few television shows that was able to deliver exactly what it promised. Namely tons of fake blood, deadites, and one-liners. In true Evil Dead fashion, the first season ended with (Spoiler Alert!) Bruce Campbell's Ash Williams making … [Read more...]

Stranger Things Season 2 Officially Ordered, Will Debut In 2017


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After becoming a smash hit and a bonafide cultural phenomenon back in mid-July, Stranger Things' creators, directors, writers and showrunners the Duffer Brothers began discussing their plans for season 2. And Netflix has finally and officially ordered a season 2 … [Read more...]

Filmmakers: Apply For A $7,000 Feature Film Grant


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The cost of filmmaking has been seriously decreasing for independent filmmakers for years, but there are still those with no money to make a film whatsoever. So what's a filmmaker with a budget of nothing to do? Why, apply for a film grant! The 7K Film … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck Introduces Deathstroke As Possible Batman Film Villain


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the most surprising things about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice for a lot of fans was that Ben Affleck made a great Batman. While my initial knee-jerk reaction to the casting was negative, I quickly thought it was a great choice. The DC Extended … [Read more...]

New Rogue One Images Debut


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With less than four months until the first non-Skywalker Star Wars film premieres, it is about the right time to start seeing a bit more material regarding Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And, true to form, Empire Magazine has gotten their hands on some new … [Read more...]

Gene Wilder Passes Away at 83


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) 2016 has been shaping into a year where legends are passing away. Legendary star Gene Wilder, who was known for The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, among other classics has passed away at 83 years old following of complications … [Read more...]

Star Trek: Discovery – Lead Character Is ‘Number One’ & More Details


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Trek Beyond is now behind us, which means that fans can now look forward to the next production — namely, the Bryan Fuller series Star Trek: Discovery. Over the last few months we've been receiving bits of information and clues regarding the series … [Read more...]

Tilt-Shift Coming to Video With Lensbaby Movie Maker Kit II


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A few years ago Lensbaby released a series of lenses that were curated for filmmakers called the Movie Maker Kit, which offered soft-focus, fish-eye, and other effects lenses for video. Now they've finally put together a sequel with the Movie Maker Kit II, which … [Read more...]

‘New Mutants’ Characters & Screenwriters Revealed


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of 20th Century Fox's long-gestating X-Men properties has been New Mutants with The Fault In Our Stars helmer Josh Boone set to write and direct. Now it looks like he's bringing in some help to polish off the screenplay from the writers of his previous … [Read more...]

Toho Producing Animated Godzilla Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Come to think of it, and considering all of the amazing animation that comes out of Japan, why hasn't there been an animated Japanese Godzilla film yet? The property has been around for over 60 years, and while there have been a couple of animated television … [Read more...]

Here’s The Captain Marvel Director Shortlist

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel by Boss Logic

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Captain Marvel is slowly coming together for a 2019 premiere. The screenwriters are currently deep in the process of penning the script, and Marvel has officially announced Academy Award winner Brie Larson as titular hero. Odds are good that her first appearance … [Read more...]

Rotolight Anova PRO Introduces Revolutionary Visual Lighting Effects

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight has just announced the revolutionary new LED light called the Anova PRO. The feature set on this light is pretty breathtaking, and should save filmmakers, videographers, photographers, and cinematographers time and … [Read more...]

Doctor Strange: Community Creator Is Script Doctor


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel has hired some extremely talented filmmakers for their films in the past and sometimes they make some surprising decisions. Scott Derrickson was a surprise choice to write and direct Marvel's Doctor Strange along with screenwriter C. Robert Cargill (aka, … [Read more...]

Gambit Director Jumps Ship To Justice League Dark


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'd be lying if I said I saw this one coming, but director Doug Liman is now set to direct Justice League Dark for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. In order to do that he has dropped out of the Gambit standalone film for 20th Century Fox starring Channing … [Read more...]

Sony Debuts The New HXR-NX5R Camcorder


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced a new camcorder in its NXCAM product line with the HXR-NX5R. The full HD (1080p) camera is primarily positioned for journalists, documentarians, webcasters, and professionals. It features enhancements and upgrades over its predecessors, which … [Read more...]