Directorial works of Daniel Fickle

A House, A Home

When Adam Shearer from the band Weinland was approached to write a song for a benefit album he chose to write about James C Hawthorne, a 19th century Portland, Oregon physician who is remembered most for medical reform and his kindness to patients. Shearer enlisted the help of Adam Selzer (Norfolk & Western) and they wrote A House, A Home, a song that led to the formation of the band Alialujah Choir. This video begins at the last lines of A House, A Home and is about a love, a death, and another death that are reconciled in a subterranean world.

music: Alialujah Choir (featuring Portland Cello Project)

winner- Best Short Film, United Kingdom Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Score, Australia Short Sharp Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, International Film Festival Antigua Barbuda, 2012
winner- Audience Choice Award, Flatland Film Festival, 2012
winner- Platinum Reel Award, Lucerne International Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Drama, Poppy Jasper International Short Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Columbia International Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Interrobang Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Silicon Valley Film Festival, 2012
winner- Silver Award, Oregon Film Awards, 2012
winner- Platinum Reel Award, Nevada Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival, 2012
winner- Best Editing, International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts
winner- Art Direction, Accolade Competition, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, ONECLOUDFEST, 2012
winner- Best Cinematography, ONECLOUDFEST, 2012
winner- OCF FAV, ONECLOUDFEST, 2012
winner- Best Music Video, Macon Film Festival, 2013
winner- Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Story, Knickerbocker Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Film, Charleston International Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Narrative Short, Geneve Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best Director, First Glance Film Festival Hollywood, 2013
winner- Audience Favorite, First Glance Film Festival Hollywood, 2013
winner- Aloha Accolade, Honolulu Film Awards, 2013
winner- Silver Reel, Portland Music Video Festival, 2013
winner- Best Short Film, New Jersey Film Festival, 2013
winner- Shoestring Trophy, Rochester International Film Festival, 2013
winner- Best of Festival, Rochester International Film Festival, 2013

official selections:

- Raindance Film Festival, 2012
- Woodstock Film Festival, 2012
- San Diego Film Festival, 2012
- New Orleans Film Festival, 2012
- Vision Fest, 2012
- United Film Festival, 2012
- Budapest Short Film Festival, 2012
- Cornwall Film Festival, 2012
- Park City International Film & Music Festival, 2012

- Tucson Film & Music Festival, 2012

- Sacramento Film and Music Festival, 2012
- Toronto Independent Film Festival, 2012
- Take Two Film Festival, 2013
- Beloit International Film Festival, 2013
- Sedona International Film Festival, 2013
- Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, 2013
- Newport Beach Film Festival, 2013
- Byron Bay Film Festival, 2013
- Cluj International Short Film Festival, 2013
- Memphis International Film and Music Festival, 2013
- 14th Circolo Sogni Antonio Ricci - International Short Film Festival , 2013
- Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2013
- Fantastic Fest, 2013
- Mill Valley Film Festival, 2013
- POP Montreal, 2013

Cast and Crew

music performed by: Alialujah Choir
directed by: Daniel Fickle
written by: Daniel Fickle, Mark Smith

actors: Meredith Adelaide, Calvin Morie McCarthy

production design: Mark Smith

director of photography: Reijean Heringlake

produced by: Mark Smith, Courtney Eck, James Strayer

music written by: Adam Shearer, Adam Selzer
motion graphics: Jordan Hull, Josh Brokenbourgh
edited by: Daniel Fickle
, Joe Forsythe
set construction:
 Mark Smith, 
Elisa Smith
, Greg Rudinski
, Gavin Cummings
, Rich Reber
, Austin Hobart

Illustrations by: Jordan Hull

casting: Shawn Shannon, Jame Strayer
second unit director: Shawn Shannon
second unit AD: Ryan Montgomery
line producer: Zachary Kertesz
gaffer: Jameson Posey

hair and make up: Julie Senders, Torill Mor, Heidi Cuthbert, David Scott

wardrobe: Elisa Smith, Courtney Eck

still photography: 
Tarina Westlund
, Reijean Heringlake, 
Mark Smith
,Terry Thompson, Jaret Ferratusco

digital imaging technician: Joe Forsythe

production assistants: Austin Hobart, Joe Kirkland

associate producer: Adam Shearer

executive producer: Mark Smith

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DANIEL FICKLE'S artistry is diverse. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and spent his youth contributing to Atlanta’s underground music scene. His natural affinity for songwriting had him touring as a member of multiple bands, including Portrait and The…


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DANIEL FICKLE'S artistry is diverse. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and spent his youth contributing to Atlanta’s underground music scene. His natural affinity for songwriting had him touring as a member of multiple bands, including Portrait and The Station Myth. In his early twenties, he combined his creative and commercial interests and moved to New York to start his professional career as a photographer and filmmaker.

While in New York, Daniel paid his way as an instructor at the famed NY Film Academy. He quickly gained a reputation for his camera work, film scores, and creative vision as a director. After being awarded “Best Film” festival wins, Ebert and Roper “Picks of the Week,” and official selections to Sundance, Daniel started a photography and film agency where he could further develop his creative vision. He formed TWO PENGUINS PRODUCTIONS and within a few years, it had offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Portland, Oregon, with a client portfolio including GQ, Nike, InStyle, J.Crew, KEEN Footwear, and Gilt Groupe.

His work has been televised throughout France, featured as “Staff Picks” on Vimeo, Motionographer, and Daily Motion, and selected in over 90 film festivals, including SXSW. He has been awarded two Webby Honoree titles as Director of the series ‘GQ Rules’ and the short film ‘A House, A Home.’ His photography includes work for GQ Magazine, InStyle, Chase Bank, and KEEN Footwear.

And yet, Daniel’s creative outlook has always remained the same, irreverently sophisticated. He splits his time between New York & Portland, with recent photography campaigns in Guatemala & Greenland.

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