A B O U T
India | Spain | USA
Dani is an avid moviegoer, and loves to chat about film. He speaks five languages, yet thinks that visual language is universal. Born in Andalucía, the land of Lorca, Picasso and Valdelomar, he lives and works in between Los Angeles, India and Spain.
With 3 Indian Academy Awards among its laurels, he lends his eye to films that aim to push for a version of reality in which we can understand the other. Diversity, Equality, Human Rights are at the core of his work in Mahanati (The Great Actress), The Journey Within Coke Studio, or HEAL, that are well known, and Miseducation of Bindu, Duende, San Pacchattar (Year 75), Virataparvam that will hit your screens soon.
He also works as Director/DOP with commercials and music videos for T-Series, Samsung, Estrella Galicia, or Yash Raj Films. @buddhistandqueer: The Path from Sarees to Robes marks his documentary directorial debut.
Dani studied Film and Visual Arts in Chapman University, Cornell University, the UK and Spain thanks to scholarships like La Caixa Fellowship. And he likes to share what he knows in workshops for institutions like FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Chapman University, University of California Irvine, or NYFA in the USA, Sanjan Institute in Lahore, and UCA’s Film School in Spain, as well as film festivals.
Dani also exhibits his photography and video work in the museum space, with series like #rituals, River of Ashes, Transmission or Projections.