Daniel was born in Madrid, Spain. Since he was a kid he knew that stage arts were his passion. As a little boy he developed interest for theatre at school and with his friends which whom he used to write and performed their own plays during the early summers.
It was in 1999 when Daniel’s career took a leap forward when he was awarded with one of the bursaries of the European Broadcasting Union to develop his first professional script entitled Nacional IV (Highway IV).
Since then, Daniel worked directing and writing his own material. At first, he made several award-winning short films, like Lo siento, chicos, pero no puedo (Sorry, guys, I can’t do it) ¿Dónde queréis vivir esta noche? (Where do you want to live tonight?), and Con cara de gilipollas (Such an asshole face).
But the real turning point for Daniel as a director was the Award of Excellence at the Indie Fest (La Joya, California, USA) for his experimental film SESIóN (SESSIoN). That final turning point made him start a company named Nomada Films through which he released the challenging, risky and innovative short called 3’30″DK.
Daniel taught screen writing at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and, in 2012 Cannes Film Festival, he conducted an on-set workshop for actors with students of Creative Studios of Atlanta.
His last feature, La Reina de Tapas (Queen of Tapas) premiered in 2013 Malaga’s International Film Festival and received a best picture nomination at Madrid’s Film Festival-PNR 2013.
La Reina de Tapas
Queen of Tapas