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BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Holland

DANIEL loves stories, and one could say that he has majored in the art of story for most of his life. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is an award-winning screenwriter, as well as a director and producer. In 2014, he wrote, produced, and directed the feature film, “Reclaiming Friendship Park”. It screened at numerous festivals and notably won the Best Actor Award at The Love International Film Festival in 2016. Currently being distributed by DreamScape, RFP was released on Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms November 7th, 2017. He is also very excited about his most recent project, “The Paradise Walk”, a thriller about a disillusioned former CIA interrogation specialist who must use the psychological tools she most abhors in order to find a missing college girl. The script was named a finalist in 2017’s SLAMDANCE SCREENPLAY competition, and he directed and filmed an action-packed teaser which is currently available.

His writing portfolio also contains ten scripts, including “Sleepless”, FILMMATIC’S Action/Adventure  2016 Best Screenplay, the darkly satirical “Ride Share”, recently greenlit and in preproduction, and “The Empire Sky”, a runner-up in the UCLA Screenwriting Competition. He also wrote, and produced the short film, “Waiters at Midnight”, then scripted, directed and produced “The Man from Sunken City”, a short which screened in June 2013 at a local LA film festival. He pens stories that are entertaining and humorous but attempts to sprinkle in a little social commentary because he believes that art should act as a mirror of the times in which we live. As a director and producer, he understands the grit and determination that it takes to get a new venture off the ground, and he loves to work in a collaborative environment that empowers his actors and crew to achieve their best work.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Paradise Walk
Coming in 2019!

A troubled young woman has gone missing. The trail has gone cold--until Annie Locke, an ex-CIA analyst is hired. She will go to any length and use every tool at her disposal. In fact, she will he go beyond what is necessary and even beyond what is right in order to close the case and find the girl.  But even she has no idea just how far she’ll have to travel to get to the Paradise Walk.

The Man From Sunken City
November 2013

Two brothers find themselves at different ends of the Wall Street Meltdown and the American housing crisis. One is determined to capitalize of the situation, the other wants to experience life outside the bubble, even if it means living in a "sunken city."

Reclaiming Friendship Park
October 2016

After losing his best friend, a tough business man realizes he was a badly negligent pal, and he tries to redeem himself by helping a group of antisocial apartment-dwellers learn the power of community and friendship, two concepts he knows nothing about.

Waiters at Midnight
September 2012

Waiters at Midnight is an examination of what happens when reality TV elbows out actual reality. On New Year’s Eve, a working-class restaurant is over-run by an Entertainment Tonight style news broadcast, and three waiters, all good friends, are tested by all the bright lights, big city action.

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST DIRECTOR

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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST SCRIPT

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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST FILM

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