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Finding a Lifeline: Choura Pivots with Purpose

Dan Lesser


Finding a Lifeline: Choura Pivots with Purpose is Dan Lesser’s (22 year old director) latest branded mini-documentary. The film was created in collaboration with Ryan Choura, CEO of Choura Events, one of the nation's leading event production companies. Choura Events is best known for the building live events such as Coachella, Golden Globe Awards, and US Open. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryan Choura saw his business model collapse as all live events were indefinitely cancelled. However, Choura recognized his company's talent and resources and created Lifeline Health Services, which builds COVID-19 testing sites. Stay Ahead was produced by NativeFour and executive produced by Dilan Mistry, a 21 year old executive producer and serial entrepreneur.

Aussie born, now L.A. based. Dan enjoys telling stories with themes of identity, self-love and anything that can get a cheeky giggle out of audience. Whether narrative, branded, or music video work Dan is striving to create authentic, visually dynamic, and kinetic work.