Talent Guide

Daniel Drummond

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2020


Born and raised in Brazil, Daniel began his career as an animator. His first film, Chiaroscuro, won a Student Academy Award in 2015, qualifying for the Oscars and screening in festivals such as Annecy and Anima Mundi. With a desire to tell stories that spoke to difficult social and political themes, he transitioned to live-action and earned a second nomination at the Student Academy Awards – and a Jury Mention at the historic Guadalajara Film Festival – with his debut film, A Foreman. His projects have gone on to receive recognition from organizations such as the Berlinale, SFFILM and NALIP.

Current Project

The Weight of the Land


When a family of Latino ranch hands become ranch owners, small-town politics and violent land feuds drive a wedge between the Estradas and their small Arizona town.