Daniel Cook (b. 1989, Edinburgh, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow. Cook immerses himself in the lives of his subjects creating work that is at once performative, factual and fictional. Often focusing on people in the fringes of society, his films capture characters who very much live for the present.

His most recent film The Bayview (2021) a film about an extraordinary family who turned a derelict hotel into an international fisherman's hostel, won best European Film Award at Clermont-Ferrand film festival and has been nominated for best short at the European Film Academy 2022. The film also won Scotland's Year of Stories Short Film Award at the Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2022.


Edinburgh College of Art
(MFA) Contemporary Art Practice

Duncan of Jordanstone
BA (Hons) Fine Art

Screenings & Exhibitions

Love Letters From Aberdeenshire:
Morton Award (solo commission)
Royal Scottish Academy - 25 June – 24 July 2022

The Bayview,
Glasgow Short Film Festival 

CCA Glasgow, March 2022

The Bayview, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Clermont Ferrand, France, Jan 2022

The Bayview, London Short Film Festival
BFI Southbank, March 2022

The Bayview (World Premiere), Edinburgh International Film Festival 
Film Festival, Aug 2021

RSA Annual Exhibition (group exhibition)
Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh, March 2020

Shiner (solo commission), BBC Scotland and LUX Scotland
Short film for iPlayer and BBC online platforms - 2019

Glassmount (UK Premiere), GSFF19 
Screening at CCA Glasgow Short Film Festival, March 2019

Glassmount, Embassy Gallery (solo exhibition)
Edinburgh May 2018

The King and I GSFF18 
Screening at CCA Glasgow Short Film Festival, May 2018

Pleasure Dome, Suede Gallery (group exhibition)
June 2016

Interim Show, Talbot Rice Gallery (group exhibition)
December 2016

Crossing Generations, Wasps Studios (group exhibition)
Patriot Hall Edinburgh - April 2015

Seven&One Group show, Coburg House (group exhibition)
Leith January 2016

Winter Show, Arusha Gallery (group exhibition)
Edinburgh December 2014

Undercurrents, Arusha Gallery (group exhibition)
Edinburgh September 2014

Cordy Hedge Gallery Logie Steading (group exhibition)
Moray May 2013

New Contemporaries, Edinburgh (group exhibition)
Royal Scottish Academy - March 2012

As An Shearann, Forfar (solo exhibition)
The Meffan Gallery Februrary 2012

Future Proof, Gracefield Arts Centre (group exhibition)
Dumfries October 2011

Future Proof, Glasgow, Street Level Gallery (group exhibition) September 2011

Industry Experience & Production

Director of Photography & Co-Direction
MS awareness campaign. Pix Producers New York - Dec 2019

Promotional film for Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival - September 2019

Director of Photography
Lupi Lupi Lu BBC & LUX Scotland, Adam Castle - May 2019

Director of Photography & Editor
The Sedate Stasis Company - June 2018

Director of Photography
Tonight Tonight No One No More Adam Castle - May 2018

Graphic Designer
Production Factory London - April 2018

Director of Photography
SPICEBOYS Ross Flemming - December 2017

Director of Photography & Co-Direction
Faux Pas Nautilus Rising - Jan 2017

Studio Assistant
Edinburgh Printmakers - August 2012

Studio Assistant
Printmakers Department, Dundee University - February 2012

Studio Assistant
Architektur Modelle Berlin - March 2011