and raised in New York, filmmaker Daniel Boneville holds a BFA degree in Film
and Television from the legendary Tisch
School of the Arts at NYU, where his GPA and creative accomplishments
earned him admittance to the Dean's Leadership Circle, and selection as member
of the University Scholars—chosen to represent 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 Founders’
Day Award for outstanding academic excellence.
Daniel has since 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 most prominent directors, work on-set production positions, and participate in external events like 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, where he would reside for several years.
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 pieces as well. He has worked throughout the USA and around the world as a freelance video artist, primarily functioning as a one-man crew—including collaborations with food journalist and television personality, David Rosengarten.
After his intense Yearn project 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, winning awards for Best Short Film and Best Cinematography. Oliver Stone called the movie, "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—with Academy Award
nominee Danny Aiello (Do the Right Thing, Moonstruck) attached in the titular role; this touching story
tackles his Italian-American familial roots, and passion for all aspects of the
Daniel is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, and cut Loosies—a
feature showcasing actors Vincent Gallo,
Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano, and Jaimie Alexander.
Daniel is also an inducted member of the Friars Club, which has for generations served the most influential entertainers of our time.