Daniel Maldonado

Daniel is an award winning filmmaker who through the early exploration of identity,found his reality through the lenses of contrast. Since then he's found success in the many genres he's crossedWhile graduating from the School Of Visual Arts,Daniel worked for acclaimed executive producer Ben Barenholtz (BARTON FINK)during which he wrote/produced and directed several diversified short films, including BUTTERCUP, which toured German movie theatres in 1997 & 1998 as part of the “BLUE HEARTS OF N.Y.” traveling festival of short films (distributed by MOP Distribution, Germany).Daniel's next film, (the B/W) KINGS, featured in THE FACE magazine, had the honor of closing the 1997 Hero Festival in New Zealand. His follow up, PACIFIER (Producer), praised by Chris Gore, played to sold out festival screenings including Slamdance, while winning the GRAND JURY AWARD at the Micro-Cine Fest 2000. (distributed on the Xperimental Eros compilation by Other Cinema Distribution)In 2001, Daniel completed the award winning 10,082,an experimental documentary as well as STICKERS-2004 which picked up an award for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY and was favorably featured on IFC News. Along with commissioned & award winning experimental horror films ( EPISODE 22 & EPISODE 21), Daniel finished the festival circuit in 2011 showcasing LALO, which had received the BEST SHORT FILM award from HBO/NY Latino International Film Festival (2009) and went on to be licensed & nationally broadcast on the SiTV/Nuvo Tv cable network.Currently, Daniel is in production on his first feature film, titled, H.O.M.E. starring Imagen award winner, Jeremy Ray Valdez and two time Mexican Ariel award winner, Jesus Ochoa

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