Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when I work with Daniel Garcia?
You will clearly communicate your objectives, discuss a time line, and agree upon a budget. Then Daniel will return with some totally weird bird on skateboard or exploding light field that somehow works. No one will understand why it works, but everyone will agree that it does.
Where does Daniel get his ideas?
He looks at the floor drinking coffee for a very long time until The Voice talks to him.
Is Daniel Garcia cool?
No. Daniel is a dork and introvert. He spends time on stuff 14 year olds would find interesting.
How did Daniel start his career in directing and design?
Daniel started out designing Santeria labels for a botanica in Queens. He forged strong working bonds with spirits who haunted and tormented him for years. But by developing his own personal magic powers, Daniel has learned to harness these spirit forces to promote sneakers, create station ID's, and direct innovative music videos.
Who are some of Daniel's clients?
Adult Swim, Nike, Adidas, Google, Spotify, LCD Soundsystem, Future, and others. He also draws on bathroom walls in diners and scratches his name on subway windows.
Is there anything else I should know about working with Daniel Garcia?
Yes, Daniel is a strict adherent of the laws of physics. Good, fast, or cheap. Pick two, and don't try and fight it.
Awards, Festivals, Laurels, and shit people care about
2018 Dragon*Con Official Selection "El Cuco is Hungry"
2018 Fort Lauderdale International FF Official Selection "El Cuco is Hungry"
2018 Official Latino Film and Arts Official Selection "El Cuco is Hungry"
2018 Nitehawk Shorts Festival Official Selection "El Cuco is Hungry"
2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Official Selection "El Cuco is Hungry"
2018 Nightmares Film Festival Official Selection "El Cuco is Hungry"
2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival - Mr. Lif & L’Orange
2017 Sommets Du Cinéma D’animation film festival - “Squidbillies Adult Swim ID”
2016 Silver Telly Award “Adult Swim Singles”
2015 Greenie Official Selection “Jumby”
2015 Ann Arbor Official Selection “Future - Coupe”
2015 Atlanta Film Festival Official Selection “Future - Coupe”
2014 YoFi Official Selection “The Most Dangerous Game”
2013 Seattle International Film Festival: “Killer Mike - Reagan”
2013 Chicago Film and Music Festival Winner: “Killer Mike - Reagan”
2013 Ann Arbor Film and Music Festival Winner: “Killer Mike - Reagan”
2013 Atlanta Film Festival “Killer Mike - Reagan”
2013 SXSW Film and Music Festival Official Selection: “Killer Mike - Reagan”
2012 RGBfilm Leeuwarden (NL) “TV on the Radio - Me I
2011 Filmed by Bike, Portland “LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls”
2011 Citrus Cel Animation Festival, Jacksonville Florida: Le Sexoflex - Twincest
2010 Humpfest Film Festival, Seattle: finalist Le Sexoflex - Twincest
2010 Inside Out, Toronto Canada: nominated Le Sexoflex - Twincest
2010 Ottawa Film Festival, Canada: nominated Le Sexoflex - Twincest
2010 Iris - International Animation Festival, Brazil Le Sexoflex - Twincest
2010 Brooklyn Academy of Music: J Dilla - Nothing like This
2010 Garden State Film Festival: Ash - True Love 1980
2009 Brooklyn Film Festival: Audience Award, Flying Lotus - Infinitum
2009 MENA Award Ceremony, Meribel, France. Grand Prix: Pert - Stop the Suffering
2009 Pictoplasma Film festival, Berlin: Mates of State - Get Better
2009 Garden State Film Festival : TV on the Radio - Me-I
2008 SXSW Film and Music Festival : Best music video “TV on the Radio - Me-I”
2008 Los Angeles Film Festival Selection “TV on the Radio - Me-I”
2008 Edinburgh Film Festival Selection “TV on the Radio - Me-I”
2008 MTVU Woodie Award, Best Left of Center Video: Madvillain - Monkey Suite
2007 BAM, Animation Festival, New York: Best music video TV on the Radio - Me-I
2007 Ottawa Film Festival, Canada: TV on the Radio - Me-I
2007 Ottawa Film Festival, Canada: J Dilla - Nothing Like This
Getting In Touch
Mr. Garcia can usually be found working at his studio or sparring at the gym.
Feel free to drop by and say *hi or put on a pair of gloves.