Reel includes: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Life of Pi, Percy Jackson II, Lost in Space, X-Files, The Mist

Internationally renowned artist Dan Santoni creates as a photographer, visual effects artist, and art director.

Dan is well known for his conceptual portraiture. He accomplishes this by getting to know his subjects on an intellectual, psychological, and artistic level, thus enabling him to bring out each subjects true personality, and character.

This combined with his attention to set lighting, color, and post production skills in film and photography, all come together to create a lavish world not easily attained by most photographers.

Whether working with still photographs, live action, or post production, Dan excels at handling projects from concept and pre-production, to shooting and bringing in raw footage, and finally producing a final composited and color corrected masterpiece.


Dan has worked on two Academy Award winning films: The Golden Compass and Life Of Pi.

Dan’s awards also include projects with Rhythm & Hues Studios, an Academy Award-winning character animation, visual effects and design studio.

2018 Game of Thrones – Emmy Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2018 Lost in Space – Emmy Nominated, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2016 The Walking Dead – Emmy Nominated, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2015-16 Game of Thrones – Emmy Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Dan Santoni - Emmy Award, Game of Thrones



  • Angel
  • A-Team
  • Bones
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Birds of Prey
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Carnival Row
  • Ford Fusion
  • Game of Thrones (Emmy Awards)
  • GAP
  • Golden Compass (Academy Award)
  • Incredible Hulk
  • Land of the Lost
  • Life of Pi (Academy Award)
  • Lost in Space (Emmy nomination/Netflix)
  • Minority Report
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Slender Man
  • Species II
  • Star Trek Voyager
  • Target
  • Teenage Caveman (HBO)
  • The Mist (tv)
  • The Orville
  • Toyota
  • Walking Dead (Emmy nomination)
  • Wes Craven’s Wishmaster
  • XBOX
  • X Files


  • People Magazine Online
  • Runway Magazine
  • Strings Magazine
  • Revolver Magazine
  • Sound on Sound
  • Metal Hammer
  • Digital Erotique (Ilex Press-London) 4 pages
  • Guitar World
  • Industrial Nation (cover) issue #21
  • Marquis Magazine (Germany) 4 pages
  • Detroit Metro Times
  • Mix Magazine
  • Outburn Magazine
  • Imago
  • Metal Edge


  • Mr Musichead Gallery (Hollywood) 2014
  • Rebecca Molayem Gallery (Beverly Hills) October 2009
  • Echo Gallery (Chicago) July 2005
  • Blue Space Gallery (Los Angeles) 2005
  • Stormy Leather (San Franscico) 2003
  • Dark’s Art Parlour (Los Angeles) 1995
  • Urban Gallery (Detroit) 1993
  • 2036 (Detroit) 1992