Daniel Koehler is a Student Academy Award winning filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, and film festivals around the world.
Daniel began his filmmaking career directing, shooting and editing the award-winning short documentary THE TOBACCO KING, which follows white Zimbabwean farmer George Botha’s efforts to cultivate a new life in Zambia after losing his home in Zimbabwe. The film played in film festivals across the United States, including Starz Denver where it received a Special Jury Prize for its “unflinching and nuanced portrait.”
His next film, WIN OR LOSE, which follows a photographer’s campaign against a discriminatory amendment to the North Carolina Constitution, won a Student Academy Award and premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Daniel received the inaugural Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship to produce A HOUSE WITHOUT SNAKES, an intimate coming-of-age story about two young Bushmen struggling to build their futures after relocation from their ancestral homeland. The film played at top documentary festivals and debuted online on National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase.
Recently, Daniel is transitioning towards more editing work. He was co-editor of CITY OF GHOSTS, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Currently, he is working on a docu-series for Showtime.