Common Room Productions is an award-winning independent film production company focusing on social issue and character driven documentary features, series, short films and promotion. 

Our production company aims to raise public awareness of extraordinary peoples, organisations and events both historical and current.


Jeff Daniels

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Born and raised in New York, Jeff is a multi-award winning independent filmmaker specializing in feature-length documentaries. For 20 years he has developed, shot and edited observational, investigative and authored documentaries for television and theatrical release. Based permanently in Melbourne, Australia, Jeff is currently producing a number of feature-length and short documentary films as well as promotional projects for non-profits. Having worked for 15 years as a high school teacher and visiting university lecturer, Jeff also facilitates mentoring and educational opportunities for teens and early-career practitioners entering the film industry.


BEST SOCIAL & POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
ATOM AWARDS
2010
AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM
BELLINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
2011
NOMINATION INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD
INSIDE FILM AWARDS
2010
NOMINATION BEST DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR
FCCA
2010
AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE
MIFF
2009
NOMINATION GOLDEN BUTTERFLY
MOVIES THAT MATTER
2010
NOMINATION BEST DIRECTOR
AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD
2018
NOMINATION BEST SOCIAL & POLITICAL ISSUE DOCUMENTARY
ATOM AWARDS
2018
BEST DOCUMENTARY
ANTENNA FILM FESTIVAL
2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
DOCNYC
2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
2020/21
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
RIVERRUN FILM FESTIVAL
2021
NOMINATION CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AWARD
FULL FRAME
2021
PROGRAMMERS’ FEATURE FILM AWARD
SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL
2021
AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FEATURE
FOOTCANDLE FILM FESTIVAL
2021
NOMINATION BEST HISTORY DOCUMENTARY
ATOM AWARDS
2021
NOMINATION BEST AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
2021