Award-winning filmmaker and talented visual artist from Cartagena, Colombia, with a special eye in storytelling for a positive cause. Danny has been involved in the media industry since he graduated in 2004 with a Media Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Danny has worked in well-known production companies in the USA and abroad. In the past years, as a freelancer or on business ventures, Danny has had close relationships with companies such as CNN, Caracol Television (Colombia), Univision, NBC Universal, Telemundo, FilmOption International (Canada), Quicksilver Media (UK), Channel 4 (UK), Ogilvy & Mather and Direktor films to name a few.
In 2013 he founded his production company DHO Studios LLC with the vision of creating projects closer to his heart. Danny has won numerous awards with documentaries such as “Interrupted Destinies” in which he won the coveted Victor Nieto Award at the Cartagena film festival and Best foreign documentary at the Atlanta Docu fest. La Boquilla, My Paradise received 6 awards and other projects have made it to the final stages of the Natpe film market. Projects such as Mani Cura have been selected at the Cannes film festival. In the advertisement sector, Danny was a producer for the viral AD campaign AeroMexico DNA discounts – there are not borders between us. The ad won the Lions bronze award at Cannes Lions Festival and the D&Ad at The One Show Awards. In September 2020 he worked as one of the key producer’s for Emmy and BAFTA award winning UK Company Quicksilver Media’s major documentary film “Trump’s Coronavirus Catastrophe” – under UK’s Channel 4 long standing series “Dispatches”. He worked alongside celebrated journalist Matt Frei and director Richard Sanders. Amongst various projects in the works, “Two Sons, Two fathers, two cartels” plans to unite for the first time, rival cartel heirs Juan Pablo Escobar, son of the infamous and most notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar of the Medellin Cartel and William Rodriguez, son of Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, founder of the Cali Cartel. The goal is to portrait a message of peace and reconciliation.
Danny is an avid guest speaker to the Film Studies students in universities around South Florida. He has been portrayed in important press, radio, and TV shows. His projects, being films or advertising work, have been selected in prestigious film festivals around the globe, secured distribution, and garnished multiple accolades.
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Happy 91st Fredy!2020
    Documentary, Short
    La Boquilla, My Paradise 2017
    Documentary, Short
    DESTINOS INTERRUMPIDOS / INTERRUPTED DESTINIES 2013
    Documentary, Feature
    One last kiss2010
    Short
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    La Boquilla, My Paradise 2017
    Documentary, Short
    DESTINOS INTERRUMPIDOS / INTERRUPTED DESTINIES 2013
    Documentary, Feature
    One last kiss2010
    Short
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    La Boquilla, My Paradise 2017
    Documentary, Short
    One last kiss2010
    Short
Nominee
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection Nominee "Roshani International short film festival" 2021
2021
Excellence Award
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection “NxGen Short Film Festival” 2021
Pune
2020
Official Selection
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection “Elba Film Festival” 2019
Tuscany
2019
Nominated for Best Documentary
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection “Dumbo Film Festival” 2019
New York
2019
Oustanding Excellence
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Oustanding Excellence Award "Miami Springs Film Festival" 2019
Miami Springs
2019
Official Selection
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "Short to the Point" international film festival
2019
Official Selection
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "Miami Springs Film Festival", 2018
Miami
2018
Official selection
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "Ipiales cine sin fronteras" Film Festival 2018
Ipiales
2018
Nominated for Best Documentary
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "Largo film awards" 2018
Zurich
2018
Award of Excellence
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Winner "Palm Bay Caribe Film Festival" 2018
Palm Bay
2018
Jury Award
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Winner "Ekofilm festival" 2018
Nowogard
2018
Best documentary film
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Winner "Festival de cine de oro negro" 2018
Veracruz
2018
Best short film nomination
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "Ekofilm festival" 2018
Nowogard
2018
Nominated for Best Cinematography
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "Palm Bay Caribe Festival" 2018
Palm Bay
2018
Winner Best documentary
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Winner "WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival 2018"
Miami
2018
Nominated for Best Short Documentary Film
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival 2018"
Miami
2018
Nominated for Best Short Documentary Film
La Boquilla, My Paradise
Official selection "Seanema Film Festival" 2017
Ulcinj
2017
Not yet (invited to the festival)
DESTINOS INTERRUMPIDOS / INTERRUPTED DESTINIES

Jammu and Kashmir international film festival, India
2015
AWARD FOR BEST FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY FILM
DESTINOS INTERRUMPIDOS / INTERRUPTED DESTINIES
ATLANTA, GEORGIA DOCU FEST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
2013
SPECIAL MENTION
DESTINOS INTERRUMPIDOS / INTERRUPTED DESTINIES
SANTANDER, COLOMBIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SANTANDER, COLOMBIA
2013
VICTOR NIETO AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
DESTINOS INTERRUMPIDOS / INTERRUPTED DESTINIES
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2013
College
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Media Arts
20012004
Birth City
Cartagena
Current City
Weston
Height
6'2
Gender
Male
Married To
Lili López
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