I'm Daniel, a soft-shelled cuddlejunkie with a big mouth and an
ability to let go of all judgement (when I want to). Quiet at
first, but I become an open book sooner than you might
Someone in my class wrote a poem about me. It was weird and
confusing, but also fascinating and engaging. I didn't recognize
myself at all until a friend who read it told me: "That is the
impression you make on most people" It was only then that I got it.
What I’m doing with my life
I've always been a creative guy: acting, painting, drawing,
molding, writing and eventually a lot of filmmaking. All of this
while running in the wrong direction studying all the wrong things.
After I got my degree as a video editor I started my latest
filmproject, which will conclude my filmmaking for the time being.
Now I managed to wiggle my way into the HKU to study Writing for
Performance. My ultimate goal is to one day write and produce my
own tv-series (over the years, that might as well turn into a
movie, play or even a novel.)
People are my biggest inspiration. They always say: write what you
know. Well, I want to be able to write everything, which means I
want to know everything. Any part of the human experience I haven't
had insight into before is very much welcome. I also want to
experience things myself, gathering knowledge from books and the
web only takes you a short distance. Experiences leave the biggest
impression when they're as unexpected as possible. Which is where
the random factor comes in: surprise me, I'll surprise you back.
I’m really good at
Filmmaking, screenwriting, acting, listening, communicating,
mindfucking, de-moralizing, re-moralizing, confusing, bumping parts
of my body into solid objects and then going "ouch", thinking of
creative sollutions, making people laugh at my expense.
The first things people usually notice about me
What I'm hearing a lot: "You speak your mind", "You don't judge",
"You really know how to tell a story"
What I wish I was hearing a lot: "You look hot in a leather coat"
"You have the charisma of James Marsters" "Your knowledge of
filmmaking is both intriguing and intimidating"
What I hear too often: "You walk weird" "You think too much"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Confessiontime: I didn't read for a long time and only started
again recently (it's kind of required if you want to be a writer).
Currently I'm hooked on Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
1. Vanilla Sky
2. Fight Club
3. Interstate 60
5. Lady in the Water (critics tore this one apart, and I guess it's
easy to rip on, but I love everything about it)
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Game of Thrones
4. Sons of Anarchy
5. How I met your Mother
Music is tough to describe, my ipod usually contains a mix of
filmscore, rock, sing-a-song writers and songs from before anyone
ever heard of the internet.
Food, also tough. I get weird cravings for stuff I usually can't
stomach, last night for example, I ran all over town looking for
octopus. Most of the time I see food as a boring neccessity that is
only enjoyable in the right company.
The six things I could never do without
1. A Warm Bed
2. The Internet
3. The Arts
4. People who accept and compliment me
5. Time to do nothing
6. Big words
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The meaning of life, the origin of the universe, what it would be like to be stinkin' rich, what my personal heaven would look like, what my next film is going to look like, how many times I can use the word like before I start to hate it. And yeah, for guys, this isn't a fair question if you have to be completely honest...
On a typical Friday night I am
Having an intimate conversation with a friend at my place.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I roll up my blankets, just so I have something to hug
while falling asleep.
You should message me if
...you have something to say.
...you are openminded and/or creative.
...you are in a mood where you have the guts to say absolutely
anything, bring it on!