Dane Neves is a filmmaker, musician, photographer, actor, and puppeteer. A graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Academy for Creative Media, Neves has written, produced, directed, edited, performed in, and composed music for a series of local short films, all featuring puppets - a motif that he is committed to consistently institute into his artistic works. The films have gone on to win over 40 local, national, and international awards.
Neves has also collaborated on the 2017 Pele Awards, serving as writer, performer, and musical director of a live Broadway-style stage musical about the trials and tribulations of Hawaiʻi’s advertising industry.
Neves' most recent artistic endeavor is the production of his debut solo music album "FELT Something Beautiful", which merges playful pop/rock with a hint of show tunes.
On his spare time, Neves enjoys watching movies, telling jokes, and taking “levitation” photography.