Daniel Lambert is UNE’s resident filmmaker, using the media of film and video to tell the countless individual stories that, together, make up the UNE community. Whether he’s hanging off the side of a boat to film renowned UNE marine biologist James Sulikowski in action, or jetting off to Morocco to capture the cross-cultural pageantry of UNE’s Tangier campus, Dan is always alert for the personal element in any story—bringing a distinct humanist touch to all his work.
A native Mainer, Dan has been producing and directing documentaries and short films for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining UNE in 2014, he was a longtime director/producer at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN). He has received 9 New England Emmy® nominations since 2009, and was awarded the 2012 Autism Society of America Media Excellence in Video, Print or News award.
Dan has produced and directed numerous Emmy®-nominated documentaries for television, including: “Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg,” “Making Our Way: Autism,” and “Easing the Burden: Parkinson's Disease, featuring Michael J. Fox and Caring for the Caregiver.” Lambert was also the editor for “A Matter of Duty: The Continuing War Against PTSD,” which was awarded first place in the 2014 Maine Association of Broadcasters Awards, Television Public Affairs Category.
More recently, Dan was Emmy®-nominated for three videos produced at UNE: “We Are UNE,” about the passion of UNE’s student-athletes; “Rick Steve’s Recommends UNE’s Program in Morocco,” featuring the renowned TV host and travel writer; and “Research Full Throttle,” focusing on UNE professor Lara Carlson’s groundbreaking research on race car drivers.
“Looked at a certain way, a university is just an uncommonly rich collection of interesting people with interesting stories,” says Lambert, “And it’s a privilege to be able to share those stories with the UNE community and the public.”