Daniel was born in Madrid, Spain. Since he was a kid he knew that stage arts were his passion. 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 short films, One of Daniel’s last short films, Con cara de gilipollas has become a major hit with international film festivals selections such as III Concurso de Cortos RNE (Spain), 20th Festival de Madrid-PNR.
Danie was the Award of Excellence at the Indie Fest (La Joya, California, USA) for his experimental film SESIóN (SESSIoN). He started Nomada Films. Their first production was El ataque de los Zumbas (The attack of the Zumbas),
His last feature, La Reina de Tapas (Queen of the bar) 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 (2013)
Clara and David have planned the perfect life together: They’ll work in their bar until they get old and retire to a little house by the beach with no one else but two beautiful husky dogs and themselves.
The perfect plan vanishes when Clara faints and they go to the doctor. David, in order to protect Clara, doesn’t tell her that the doctor said she has a brain tumor.
David decides to bring forward in time their living-on-the-beach plan before it gets too late for Clara. For him to be able to quit working at the bar, he needs to make as much money as he can in the littlest possible time.