DANIEL DONATO (Fortaleza, 1987) is a brazilian filmmaker based in the netherlands.
As a director, his last film "Hello my first love, over and out" premiered on the Opening Scenes section of the 39th Visions du Réel (CH). As a cinematographer, his work was screened at important film festivals such as Locarno film festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, DOK Leipzig, Nederlands Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival.
"My work always starts with a fascination for a person, someone that I would like to get to know. I feel the need to get close to my character, to understand who they are. I believe our identities are not defined, they change constantly. They are complex and full of contradictions. I want to be able to portray a real person and bring to the surface the contradictions within him/her/them. Therefore I focus my work on the following question: how can I reveal the contradictions within one person and depict a fluid and fragmented identity in film/audiovisual media?"