An accomplished writer, director, producer, Daniel has written and/or directed several successful short films, spec pilots, and promotional material for companies including Defy Media, Ubisoft, Atom.com, and Strike.tv. He got his start writing the horror-comedy SEXY NIGHTMARE SLAYERS for Ariescope Pictures and horror director Adam H. Green. Prior to that moment, Daniel accrued experience working in every corner of the production landscape.
Daniel’s first non-comedy short film, INCUBUS, a psychological horror story, won in the Suspense/ Thriller category at the 2018 International Horror Hotel Film Festival. Just prior to that, he directed a promotional comedy video for popular YouTube channel “The Warp Zone” that spotlighted Ubisoft’s then-impending video game release, WATCH DOGS 2. That video has accumulated 6 million+ views since its debut.
In addition to his many cinematic works, Daniel enjoys writing comics. His first foray into the medium came when writer Marc Andreyko asked him to pitch a 1-page story for the Love is Love Benefit Book to raise funds for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Collaboration is always rewarding but nothing beats the elation of receiving artwork for a story in your inbox that completely blows away whatever you pictured in your mind. He recommends everyone make comics.
Daniel resides in Los Angeles with his wife and no dog (yet). Whichever project comes next, it'll sport the nom de guerre that he received from the sage-like owner of a comic store he worked for in high school. It'll be:
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
• Best Thriller
2021 Couch Film Festival
• Best Music
2021 Independent Horror Movie Awards
2021 4th Dimension Independent film Festival
2021 Urban Mediamakers Festival
2021 Hollywood Horrorfest
2022 Renegade Film Festival
• 4th Place/ Suspense-Thriller Short
2018 Int'l Horror Hotel Film Festival
• Best Director
• People's Choice Narrative Film
2014 Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival
The Force of the Sun (short)
• 2018 Quartfinalist (Hollyshorts)
Justin Time (short)
• 2015 Semi-Finalist (Hollyshorts)