Daniel Maldonado (USA)
2023 Storylines Lab
Featured in the New York Times, Remezcla and on NBC News, Daniel Maldonado is a multi-award winning Ecuadorian-American filmmaker based in New York City. Committed to a personal process, Daniel’s work has been featured at over 70 international festivals. This includes Lalo, which was awarded Best Short Film at the HBO/New York Latino International Film Festival. Soon after, Daniel completed his debut narrative feature film, H.O.M.E., starring Mexican Ariel winner Jesús Ochoa. The film premiered at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image followed by screenings at the American Cinematheque and worldwide. Completing its journey, it was nominated for Best US Latino Film at the Cinema Tropical Awards and won several other awards for Best Feature and Best Director. It is currently available on multiple streaming platforms. Daniel has completed three new short films and is also part of the creative team on Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner A Thousand and One.
The Pounding Echo of the Cucubana and the Coqui [co-written with Hector Carosso] — A sensorial fable about an echolocating blind bartender, her 11-year-old brother and a community caught between hope and closure months after a cruise ship with their loved ones mysteriously vanishes.