Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Boneville holds a BFA degree in Film and Television from the legendary Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where his GPA and creative accomplishments earned him admittance to the Dean's Leadership Circle, and selection as member of the University Scholars—a small group of emerging student artists that represents Tisch at domestic and international engagements. He graduated with the top of his class, completing all scholastic requirements a year early, and was honored with the illustrious Founders Day Award for outstanding academic excellence.
Since then, Daniel has immersed himself in strong learning environments—ones that allowed expansion upon both his technical craft and industry knowledge. As assistant to NYU film industry liaison, Jeremiah Newton, he had the opportunity to meet an array of the world’s prominent directors, work on-set production positions, and participate in such events as the Hamptons Film Festival—where he has served as both juror and panel speaker. As a result of this employment experience, Academy Award winner Oliver Stone invited him to work at his Ixtlan office in Los Angeles.
Daniel has independently written, directed, photographed, and edited a variety of film, documentary, music video, web, and promotional endeavors; being an experienced piano player and student of music, he composed the score for a number of these projects as well. He has worked throughout the USA and countries abroad as a freelance videographer—including collaborations with esteemed food writer and television personality, David Rosengarten.
After his intense "Yearn" picture received recognition on both coasts, Daniel was able to mount "Lily"—starring Peter Facinelli ("Twilight", "Nurse Jackie"). This haunting tale went on to be accepted at multiple film festivals around the world, winning awards for Best Short Film and Best Cinematography. Oliver Stone called the piece, "intriguing” and “strong in its symbolism”. “In a boldly surreal film, Daniel Boneville confidently directs the actors, the camera, and the story, while showing his potential as a fine, young director."
Daniel has two of his original screenplays in development, including "Bo"—starring Academy Award nominee Danny Aiello ("Do the Right Thing", "Moonstruck") and Peter Facinelli; this touching story tackles his Italian-American familial roots, and passion for all aspects of the culinary arts.
Daniel is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, and edited "Loosies"—a feature starring Peter Facinelli, Vincent Gallo, Michael Madsen, and Joe Pantoliano.
Daniel is also an inducted member of the Friars Club, which has for generations served some of the most prestigious and influential entertainers of our time.