Film is in Daniel’s blood. Son of a writer and a documentarian, he started his career as a cinematographer for his father's human rights films, and soon transitioned into directing his own documentary work in Haiti, Jamaica, England, and all around the US.
His interest in blending this background with a passion for narrative filmmaking led naturally into the world of music videos, where he caught the attention of director Mark Romanek, and was signed by production company Anonymous Content shortly thereafter. Along the way, there was also into a brief stint in front of the camera, as one of the leads in Joe Swanberg’s section of the Sundance hit V/H/S (which, amongst friends, he can’t live down).
His work as a director attempts to reconcile these disparate instincts into videos that are highly cinematic and visually expressive, yet always focused on an underlying humanity & documentary authenticity— working with artists ranging from rapper Waka Flocka Flame, to indie darlings The Decemberists. His feature screenplay Atlas, about a psychic teen in East LA, was a semifinalist at the 2016 Sundance Screenwriting Lab.