About Dan Dunbar

Dan is a photographer and film-maker and produced the film What Happens When You Call 999?'

Name: Dan Dunbar


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With a long held interest in photography, Dan got involved in a major project, What Happens When You Call 999?, while taking part in the silver level Arts Award. This film is a short documentary which tells the story of a 999 call from start to finish, including all that happens behind the scenes. The film has been made into an educational resource that has been shown around the UK, and at a number of festivals and events. Dan continues to do various photography projects, and hopes to pursue a career in documentary photography or filmmaking in the future.  

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Dan Rasies £1100

by on Thu, 2010-12-23 13:13
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Dan Dunbar has presented £1150 to Polegate based charity children with cancer fund. The money was raised through the sale of the Pride of Polegate calendar. Dan Dunbar early this year organised a photography competition giving the residents a chance to submit photographs of Polegate. These images were than reproduced into a calendar sponsored by local business.

Dan Dunbar organiser said, “Polegate residents have been very supportive in making this project work and I would like to thank everyone involved for their support. I would like to thank all the sponsors for being able to produce the calendar and also those who have been able to sell the calendars and my extended thanks goes to Withers Diy who have sold over 80 of the calendars. I have really enjoyed the overseeing of the project and hope to do a similar project in the future.”

Ursula Downton CWCF “We are amazed by the fantastic amount that Dan has raised by his Pride of Polegate Calendar project. He deserved to do well as he's put so much hard work and effort into it. We really appreciate that Dan chose Children With Cancer Fund to benefit from the project. ”

Dan Dunbar organised this in association with his gold Arts Award, which is nationally recognised qualification that the highest recognitions of your abilities as a creative arts leader. Dan has now been successful in achieving his Gold Arts Award and the moderator commented that his portfolio was "an outstanding and unique portfolio where clearly the young person has embraced both personal arts development and arts project leadership wholeheartedly and with flair. The online portfolio was laid out in a compact and professional manner and creative in approach"

Willingdon Community School supported Dan through all levels of his award. Marina Castledine, Arts Award adviser said “ We are hugely proud of the hard work Dan has put it. He is a credit to the school and community and an inspiration to other students. We wish him all the best for the future”


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