Winner of 27 Film Awards and 21 Nominations for Acting, Directing, and Writing
Daniel pursued his degree in Liberal Arts at the University of North Texas before moving to New York and studying acting and directing at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Circle in the Square Theater School, and Atlantic Theater Company. He continues to study directing and writing with Jon Shear, the Columbia MFA Grad professor, and acting with Royal Shakespeare Company Alumni, Sybil Lines. John D Schofield (prod. Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets, etc.) requested to produce his second screenplay, When Hearts Run Wild. A scuba diving show, HD Undersea, was optioned by five networks internationally and later a series about wine. In 2013, his short film, Rambler, won a dozen film awards and was later developed into a 10-episode series. Two of his plays, Love in Kilnerry and The Breaking Room, were work-shopped at Manhattan Theater Club studios in NYC. He was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts summer residency in London two years in a row. In 2021, he completed his first feature film, Love in Kilnerry, ($1.2 million) that he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. The film won 45 international film awards and 26 nominations before it was picked up for a nationwide theater release in North America. It played in over 75 theaters in summer 2022 in Megaplexes against the summer blockbusters.