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.

Game Of Thrones Creators Talk Disastrous Original Pilot


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest shows ever is HBO's Game of Thrones, based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by author George RR Martin. Bringing the story to the small screen was tough, but David Benioff and D.B. Weiss somehow convinced Martin that they were the men for the … [Read more...]

New Captain America: Civil War Promo Art


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Captain America: Civil War is set to kick off Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We'll get a chance to see some new footage from the film this weekend during the Super Bowl trailer but if you're like me, patience isn't something that comes by … [Read more...]

Matt LeBlanc To Co-Host BBC’s Top Gear


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm not from Britain and I'm not a petrolhead. I call the boot of a car a trunk, and a bonnet is better known to me as the hood. But I'm a die-hard fan of BBC's Top Gear, and everything I know about cars I've learned from that show. So yes, I barely know … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A Coen brothers film is a strange beast — they come in two flavors of either drama or comedy, but both still have an incredible amount of absurdity to them, and Hail, Caesar! is no different. In this case, Joel and Ethan Coen are definitely sticking to the comedy … [Read more...]

George Miller Talks About His Canceled Justice League: Mortal Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) George Miller is riding high after surpassing all expectations last year with Mad Max: Fury Road. The man is a master of directing action, and put all recent action films to shame with an exciting two-hour car chase film. That inevitably brought up the immediate … [Read more...]

TV Review: The X-Files Ep. 3, Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first two episodes of The X-Files revival were uneven, with some hints of the old series we loved. I had definite issues with both of them, even though I found it nice to have both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson sharing the screen yet again. My … [Read more...]

Bryan Singer To Shoot 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea In Fall

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Bryan Singer is currently hard at work on completing the third film for the X-Men prequel trilogy, Apocalypse. For those of you counting, that will be his fourth X-Men film, the sixth film in the series, and the tenth film in the extended universe (after Deadpool … [Read more...]

Help Support Women In Cinematography Documentary


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The vast majority of the film industry is male, and that goes from the lowliest PA to top executives. There are examples of women in every role in film production, but that tends to be the exception and not the rule. I know a few talented and hardworking women … [Read more...]

Josh Brolin Talks Thanos, Avengers: Infinity War


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While Thanos was first introduced in The Avengers, an actor wasn't officially cast until Guardians of the Galaxy, where Josh Brolin was hired to portray The Mad Titan. Up until this point, the character has popped up solely in cameo appearances throughout the … [Read more...]

James Gunn, Chris Pratt Share Photos From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the fun things about Marvel films is that there are so many of them in various stages of production that you get to see little bits of news from each every so often. So while Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange will be released this year, there is … [Read more...]

Toronto Smartphone Film Festival Accepting Submissions

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Toronto Smartphone Film Festival is one of the fastest-growing independent film festivals in Toronto. It celebrates innovation and creativity within the filmmaking community, by the use of smartphones as a medium. Launched in 2012, the festival is entering its … [Read more...]

Elodie Yung: Elektra Is A Sociopath In Daredevil Season 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) At the end of Daredevil season one, I was wondering how Marvel would top that series. It was a near perfect season of superhero television that I binged-watched over the course of a weekend. Then they revealed how they would by casting Jon Bernthal and Elodie … [Read more...]

The New, 4K Canon EOS-1D X MK II


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) All good things must either come to an end — or get upgraded. In the case of Canon's flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X, it has definitely gone with the latter. Today the company officially unveiled the successor to that camera with the EOS-1D X MK II, and it packs a … [Read more...]

Here Are The Winners Of Sundance 2016


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Another year of the Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, and the winners have been announced! The award ceremonies were emceed by Taika Waititi, director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and the awards were judged by six different juries. Some of the winners … [Read more...]

Colin Trevorrow Wants To Shoot Star Wars: Episode IX In Space

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For a film about space travel, none of the past Star Wars films has ever traveled to the final frontier to shoot space on film. If director Colin Trevorrow has his way, Star Wars: Episode IX will be the first to shoot in space. During the 'Power of Story: The … [Read more...]

Avid Releases Media Composer 8.5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avid Media Composer is still a workhorse in the post-production world, and the company has announced they are launching a brand new update to Media Composer with version 8.5, and it comes with some great new features. This update focuses on workflow and … [Read more...]