London based director working in film, TV and commercials.

Daniel’s short films have screened at numerous film festivals world wide and have won multiple awards.

His lineage can be traced back to Hungary and the Czech Republic, from where his grandparents fled in the 1956 revolution and eventually converged on Munich, where his parents grew up, and where he was born himself.

Having worked on German TV productions for two years, Daniel moved to London to attend the University of the Arts where he made his first short film titled Simple Simon, which screened at several short film festivals and won the Best Foreign Student Film Award at the Action/Cut Short Film Competition in the US. His second short, Night in A Hotel has won numerous awards and screened all over the world.

Daniel now directs dramatic scenes for the UK TV drama doc series Raiders of the Lost Art, produced by Cal Saville at 3DD Productions. The series has been sold to numerous channels all over the world and a new series called ‘Murder Maps’ is being commissioned by UK TV to be shot in 2014.

Daniel also works as part of a commercial directing duo called Dan&Pete, represented by Susanne Graßmann at The Directors Club and Münchhausen.

Awards & Nominations:

  • Winner: Limelight Film Awards – Best Drama
  • Winner: Thurrock International Film Festival – Best Fiction
  • Winner: Thurrock International Film Festival – Best Direction
  • Winner: Action/Cut Short Film Competition – Best Foreign Student Film
  • Winner: Milwaukee International Short Film Festival – Honorary Mention
  • Nominated: Thurrock International Film Festival – Best Editing

Public Screenings:

  • Heartland Film Festival (US)
  • New Orleans Film Festival (US)
  • Newport Beach Film Festival (US)
  • Asiana International Short Film Festival (Korea)
  • Kerry Film Festival (Ireland)
  • CinéRail Film Festival (France)
  • UK Film Festival (UK)
  • Milwaukee Short Film Festival (US)
  • San Jose International Short Film Festival (US)
  • HollyShorts International Short Film Festival (US)
  • Edinburgh International Short Film Festival (UK)
  • 20min|max International Short Film Festival (Germany)
  • Cluj Shorts International Short Film Festival (Romania)
  • Fastnet International Short Film Festival (Ireland)
  • Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival (Italy)
  • Action On Film International Film Festival (US)
  • Thurrock International Film Festival (UK)
  • Isle Of Wight Film Festival (UK)
  • Zero Film Festival (UK)