D A N I E L  G R A S S K A M P

writer & director
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Daniel Grasskamp wrote and directed the micro-budget feature Cat Skin (2017) which won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the 35th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. It also screened at PÖFF: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and was nominated for the Gryphon Award at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival.

Recently, the Channel 4 talent initiative 4Stories shortlisted Daniel to direct an episode of the BAFTA-winning series On The Edge, and he received a commission to co-direct the short documentary Father, Will I See Again? (2019) with documentary filmmaker Fred Burns (Basically, Johnny Moped). The film premiered at the Manchester Film Festival (2020).

His background is in post-production where he started as an offline editor cutting broadcast promos for Warner Bros. TV and worked his way up to managing a post-production studio delivering branded content. Editing proved to be an invaluable experience that influences his approach when writing and directing.

He studied Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, where he specialized in Directing and shot his graduation film Daddy and the Deer (2009) on 16mm film. The film held the number one spot for several weeks on Shooting People's Film of the Month chart.

AWARDS

 

Winner:
Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature Film (Cat Skin, 2017)
Reeling: The Chicago LGBGQ+ International Film Festival

Best Documentary Short (Father Will I See Again, 2020)
Independent Short Awards

Nominations:
Gryphon Award (Cat Skin, 2017)
Giffoni Film Festival

Emergence Award (Cat Skin, 2017)
Oaxaca Film Festival

Best Women's Feature (Cat Skin, 2017)
North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

COMPETITIONS / LABS

 

ScreenCraft Fellowship Quarterfinalist (TV Pilot, Lunar State, 2020)
iFeatures Pitch Session at Aesthetica Film Festival (Feature, Late, 2019)

WeScreenplay - Recommend (TV Pilot, Lunar State, 2019)
ScreenCraft Film Fund Semifinalist (Short, One Last Run, 2018)
BFI Network Writer's Lab (Feature, Snow Fall, 2018)

FESTIVALS


​Manchester Film Festival (Father Will I See Again, 2020)
Palm Springs Film Festival, Short Film Market (One Last Run, 2019)
PÖFF: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Cat Skin, 2017)
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+International Film Festival (Cat Skin, 2017)
Giffoni Film Festival (Cat Skin, 2017)
Oaxaca Film Festival (Cat Skin, 2017)
North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Cat Skin, 2017)

Seoul International Youth Film Festival (Cat Skin, 2017)
OUTShine Film Festival / The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Cat Skin, 2017)
Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Short Film Market (Cat Skin - short, 2011)

 
 
 

D A N I E L  G R A S S K A M P

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