"The Pandemic Dances” is a product of the times and limitations through which we’re living. Two films are complete and in circulation: “A Dance for A – Pandemic Dance No. 1;” and “Zooming – Pandemic Dance No. 2.” Three more films are in production. This series is made with at-hand elements: smart phones, portable lighting, computers, green screen, and shot entirely within the confines of my apartment. The series aims to capture elements of the experience of this time through close-up footage of body movements and gesture work, and is a natural outgrowth of my previous Dances for an iPhone films. Yet this will be a first effort in capturing autobiographical work on film. In the brief time in which the series has been released, it has already been accepted into 14 film festivals and won 6 awards.
“The Pandemic Dances” follow two other award-winning documentaries by Richard Daniels. “Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time,” is a short about Reuven's last journey around his first neighborhood before moving away to a new one. Places he used to love, things he used to do, where he would eat and play, memories and curiosities about his origins explored together with his parents, blend together to shape up Reuven's universe, defining the first six years of his childhood. 8 Film Festival Awards; 17 Film Festivals
"silently, a bloom...," is Mr. Daniels’s short 2016 documentary on the work of artist photographer Stanley Goldberg. The film follows Mr. Goldberg as he finds inspiration in two gardens, prepares work for an exhibition, and allows us to him accompany to the opening. 6 film festival awards; 13 film festivals
Daniels is perhaps best known for his series of Dances for an iPhone Apps, which used technology as a medium in order to transmit modern dance to the general public and which contain 28 short dance films by Richard Daniels. Its volumes have acquired more than 18,000 downloads in over 110 countries. The award-winning DANCING SONDHEIM (Volume 4) encompasses 7 short dance movies with choreography by Daniels and Christopher Caines, all employing the music of Stephen Sondheim.
Dances for an iPhone's Apps and short dance movies were celebrated in public events at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival, and others. Dancing Sondheim was given an Award of Merit for Dance, Drama, Entertainment and Variety at the IndieFEST Film Awards, the Award of Merit for Choreography at the Accolade Global Film Awards, Honorary Mention Award at the Colortape International Film Festival (Australia), and an International Award of Excellence from the International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality. Its movies have also been screened in 15 film international film festivals.
Official Selection
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
8 & HalFilm Festival
Rome
2022
Official Selection
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
MegaFlix Film Awards
Gloucester
2022
Quarter-Finalist
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
National Short Film Festival
Washington, D.C.
2022
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Pambujan International Film Festival
Samar
2022
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Robinson Film Awards
Naples
2022
Official Selection
The Pandemic Dances
World Cine Fest
Porto
2022
Official Selection
The Pandemic Dances
MegaFlix Film Awards
Gloucester
2022
Honorable Mention
The Pandemic Dances
Monthly Future of Film Awards
Ohrid
2022
Official Selection
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
French Duck Film Festival
Paris
2022
Semi-Finalist
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Under the Stars International Film Festival
Bari
2022
Semi-Finalist
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Lisbon Film Rendezvous
Lisbon
2022
Official Selection
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Robinson Film Awards
Naples
2022
Finalist - Best Music/Dance/Art Film
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
London International Monthly Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Le Prince International Film Festival
Caracas
2021
Semi-Finalist
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Couch Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Sweet Democracy Film Awards
Rome
2021
Best Mobile Short
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
All That Moves International Film Festival
São Paolo
2021
Official Selection
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Anatolia International Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Honor Award
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Pure Magic International Film Festival
Amsterdam
2021
Best Covid Film
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Only the Best Film Awards
Miami
2021
Official Selection
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Golden Wheat Awards
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Mabig Film Festival
Augsburg
2021
Overall Monthly Winner Cell Phone Films
Test Kitchen - Pandemic Dance No. 5
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
2021
Official Selection
Trailer: The Pandemic Dances
Festival for Trailers Monthly
2021
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Le Prince International Film Festival
Caracas
2021
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
5th Music Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Anatolia International Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Best Dance
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Teknochat
Barcelona
2021
Honor Award Best Experimental/Art Film
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Pure Magic International Film Festival
Amsterdam
2021
Honorable Mention
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Watch Out International Film Festival
Philadelphia
2021
Best Short
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Medusa Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Red Moon Film Festival
New York
2021
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Mabig Film Festival
Augsburg
2021
Best Director Cell Phone Films
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
2021
Official Selection
Turbulence - Pandemic Dance No. 4
Andromeda Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
The Pandemic Dances
Le Prince International Film Festival
Caracas
2021
Official Selection
The Pandemic Dances
5th Music Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Semi-Finalist
The Pandemic Dances
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Semi-Finalist
The Pandemic Dances
Lonely Wolf Film Festival
London
2021
Best Actor
The Pandemic Dances
4 Seasons Film Festival Spring
Barcelona
2021
Best Visionary Filmmaker
The Pandemic Dances
Amsterdam International Film Festival
Amsterdam
2021
Best Dance Short
The Pandemic Dances
Robinson Film Awards
Naples
2021
Official Selection
The Pandemic Dances
Airflix Film Awards
2021
Official Selection
The Pandemic Dances
Festival Angaelica
Los Angeles
2021
Honor Award, Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Experimental - Film Producer, Actor, Cinematography, Editing, Score, Locations
The Pandemic Dances
Pure Magic International Film Festival
Amsterdam
2021
Award Winner Quarantine Stories
The Pandemic Dances
EdiPlay International Film Festival
Paris
2021
Exceptional Achievement Best Low Budget Film
The Pandemic Dances
Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival
London
2021
Finalist
The Pandemic Dances
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
2021
Best Short
The Pandemic Dances
Medusa Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Best Experimental
The Pandemic Dances
Golden Wheat Awards
Istanbul
2021
Finalist - Quarantine Film
The Pandemic Dances
Art Film Awards
Skopje
2021
Finalist
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
All that Moves International Film Festival
São Paolo
2021
Official Selection
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Style, Experimental, Fashion Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Finalist
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
FFTG Awards
New York
2021
Best Dance Film
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
FilmmakerLife Awards
Hollywood
2021
Official Selection
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Alder International Film Festival
Chicago
2021
Official Selection
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Amerta Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
New York Istanbul Film Festival
New York
2021
Honorable Mention - Quarantine Film
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Art Film Awards
Skopje
2021
Honorable Mention - Quarantine Film
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Monthly Future of Film Awards
Ohrid
2021
Best Short
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Medusa Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Finalist
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Mindfield Film Festival
Albuquerque
2021
Best Experimental
Nature Morte - Pandemic Dance No. 3
Andromeda Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
All that Moves International Film Festival
São Paolo
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
OutFest
Santo Domingo
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Red Moon Film Festival
New York
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Sao Carlos Videodance Festival
Sao Carlos
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Threadbare Mitten Film Festival
Lansing
2021
Honorable Mention Experimental Films
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
The Macoproject Film Festival
New York City
2021
Semi-Finalist
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
AXD Short Film Festival
Alexandroupolis
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Festival Art 2021
Bergamo
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Anatolia Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Dance & Media Japan International Dance Film Festival
Japan
2021
Quarter-Finalist Short Film
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
BLASTOFF
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Iconic Images Film Festival
Vilnius
2021
Best New Media Dance Film
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
SounDance Film Festival
Barcelona
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Vermiose Film Festival
Bordeaux
2021
Best @home COVID-19 Experimental Short - Platinum Award
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Mindfield Film Festival
Albuquerque
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Vermiose Film Festival
Bordeaux
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Aphrodite Film Awards
New York
2021
Official Selection
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
FilmFest by Rogue Dancer
Raleigh, NC
2021
Best Quarantine Film
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Art Film Awards
Skopje
2021
Best Super Short Film
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Cotswold International Film Festival
Cotswolds
2021
Finalist & Honorable Mention Award
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
Athens
2021
Overall Monthly Winner Social Media Short Films
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
2021
Monthly Winner Super Short Film
Zooming - Pandemic Dance No. 2
Košice International Monthly Film Festival
Košice
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
All that Moves International Film Festival
São Paolo
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
OutFest
Santo Domingo
2021
Quarter Finalist
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Mabig Film Festival
Augsburg
2021
Semi-Finalist
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
International Moving Film Festival
Abadan
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
World Independent Cinema Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Sao Carlos Videodance Festival
Sao Carlos
2021
Special Mention - Experimental, Dance, New Media
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Forum Film Festival
Barcelona
2021
Honorable Mention Smartphone Films
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
The Macoproject Film Festival
New York City
2021
Semi-Finalist
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
TRAme Indipendenti
Pisa
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
New York City IO Film Festival
New York City
2021
Best Short Film
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Mile High Film Awards
Denver
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Festival Art 2021
Bergamo
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Anatolia Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Dance & Media Japan International Dance Film Festival
Japan
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
WICA - World Independent CInema Awards Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Finalist - Dance Films
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
SounDance Film Festival
Barcelona
2021
Finalist Gold Award @home COVID-19
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
Best Mobile Short
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
New York Movie Awards
New York, NY
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Dublin Smartphone Film Festival
Dublin
2021
Best Pandemic Film
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Wallachia International Film Festival
Bucharest
2021
Official Selection
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Košice International Monthly Film Festival
Košice
2021
Overall Monthly Winner Cell Phone Films
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
2021
Honorable Mention
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
Athens International Art Film Festival
Athens
2020
Film of the Month - June
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
FilmFest by Rogue Dancer
Durham, NC
2020
Film of the Month
A Dance for A - Pandemic Dance No. 1
FilmFest by Rogue Dancer
Raleigh, NC
2020
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Indie Doc Pro Film Festival
Barcelona
2020
Official Competition
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Wallachia International Film Festival
Bucharest
2020
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
ADF's Movies by Movers Film Festival
Durham, NC
2020
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Gorst Underground Film Festival
Port Orchard, WA
2020
Best Kids Documentary
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Best Family/Social/Kids Film Festival on MovieScreenPro
Los Angeles
2020
Best Documentary Short
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
This Guy's Film Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Golden State Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2020
Best Film Poster
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice
2020
Special Mention
silently, a bloom...
Indie Doc Pro Film Festival
Barcelona
2020
Award of Merit - Drama, Dance, Entertainment
Every Day a Little Death
IndieFEST Film Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Semi-Finalist Short Documentary
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Hollywood Sun Awards
Hollywood
2019
Best Documentary Short Film
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival
Rishikesh
2019
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
International Shorts Film Festival
Victoria
2019
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
iPhone Film Festival
Beverly Hills, CA
2019
Best Family Documentary
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
RushDoc International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Kids First!! Film Festival
Santa Fe
2019
Best Children Documentary
Reuven Does the Neighborhood One Last Time
Colortape International Film Festival
Queensland
2019
Official Selection
silently, a bloom...
White Nights Film Festival
St. Petersberg
2018
Best Documentary
silently, a bloom...
Mini Movie Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2017
International Award of Excellence
silently, a bloom...
International Film Festival for Environment, Health, Culture
Bali
2017
Gold Award
silently, a bloom...
International Movie Award
Jakarta
2017
Platinum Award
silently, a bloom...
International Film & Photography Festival
Bali
2017
Best Family Documentary
silently, a bloom...
RushDoc International Documentary Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2016
Experimental Film Award
silently, a bloom...
12 Months Film Festival
Cluj
2016
Gold Award in International Film
Every Day a Little Death
Filmmakers of the Year
Jakarta
2015
Honorary Mention Award
Every Day a Little Death
Colortape International Film Festival
Brisbane
2015
Award for Choreography
Every Day a Little Death
Accolade Global Film Awards
Los Angeles
2015
International Award of Excellence - Short Films
Every Day a Little Death
International Film Festival for Peace Inspiration & Equality
Jakarta
2015
Gold Award in International Short Film
Children and Art
Filmmakers of the Year
Jakarta
2015
International Awards of Excellence - Short Films
Children and Art
International Film Festival For Peace, Inspiration and Equality
Jakarta
2015
Honorary Mention Award
Children and Art
Colortape International Film Festival
Brisbane
2015
Award for Choreography
Children and Art
Accolade Global Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2015
Award of Merit - Drama, Dance, Entertainment, Variety
Children and Art
IndieFEST Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2015
College
University of Kansas
19691970
College
Pratt Institute
BFA
19701974
High School
Shawnee Mission East High School
19661969
Birth City
Kansas City, Mo
Current City
New York, NY
Hometown
Kansas City, Mo
Height
5' 10"
Gender
Male
Married To
Stanley Goldberg
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