Daniel Levi b. South Africa 1973.
South African born Daniel Levi is a writer and director living in Cape Town. After graduating with Honours in Fine Arts in 1995 he worked in design, visual arts and post- production and transitioned into directing in 2002. Daniel was featured in the Saatchi and Saatchi’s young directors showcase and won best new director at Kinsale. Daniel has directed campaigns for clients such as VW, HSBC, X-Box, Mercedes, Nike and Playstation.
Daniel has directed music videos for Massive Attack, LFO, Interpol, The Prodigy, The Concretes and Plan B, many of which come up on many all time best lists. LFO Freak won the prestigious Music Video Production Association Award (MVPA) in LA for Directorial Debut.
His short films have featured at various film festivals worldwide and have been awarded Staff Picks at Vimeo.
He lived and worked in London from 2003-2010 before returning to Cape Town, where he continues writing and filmmaking.
As screen writer, his feature film script ‘Bethlehem', developed over the past few years, goes into production in October 2021.
International representation: Independent Films www.independ.net South African representation: Monkey Films www.monkey.co.za Archival reel: www.vimeo.com/daniellevi
-Featured on the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director's Showcase at Cannes 2002. (FR) -Best New Director award at Kinsale 2002. (UK)
-Runner up Best New Director at D&AD 2002. (UK)
-D&AD Award for "Best Individual work" 2002 (UK)
-Runner up Best New Director at First Boards 2003. (UK)
-Massive Attack ‘Butterfly Caught’ – Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine, Aug 2003 (UK)
-LFO ‘Freak’ - Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine, Oct 2003 (UK)
-Best Director – Dogstar Awards 2003 (South Africa)
-Best New International Director for X Box ‘Senses’ – Dogstar Awards 2003 (SA)
-Best Overall Commercial for Metro FM ‘Beat’ - Dogstar Awards 2003 (SA)
-Gold for - Mercedes ‘Cat' - VDW producer awards 2003 (GERMANY)
-The Music Video Award (MVPA) (USA) for Best New Director. 2004 (USA)
-Clio Award for LFO 'Freak' music video 2004 (UK)
-Sony Music video Award, Interpol ‘Slow Hands’ 2005. (USA)
-Plan B - Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine, Dec 2005 (UK)
-The Concretes ‘On the Radio’ Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine, March 2006 (UK) -Best Urban Video – Plan B ‘No Good’ – CADS 2006 (UK)
-Runner Up Best Director – CADS 2006 (UK)
-Hosted BFI film evening ‘Antenna’ 2008 (UK)
-Hosted British Council Film Presentation – Warsaw, Poland 2008 (Pol)
-D&AD Yellow Pencil for BBC ‘Meat’ 2009 (UK)
-Sabbatical – 2010.
-Hosted and Ran Film Workshop at Benetton’s Fabrica School in Treviso, Italy 2011 (Ita) -“Hotshots” Feature - Shots Magazine for short film ‘Henry’ 2011 (UK)
-Featured at The Vancouver International Film Festival - short film ‘Henry’ 2011 (Can) -Silver Loerie – Direction – short film ‘Henry’ 2012
-Vimeo Staff Picks – short film ‘Nothing About Nothing’ 2013 (Int)
-Commissioned as the first director on Ford's Headlights Camera Action 2012/2013 -Short of the Week – short film ‘Nothing About Nothing’ 2013 (Int)
-MTN ‘Coffee’ – featured: LBBonline – 2014 (Int)
-Hosted STER KINEKOR Short Film Seminar – 2014 (SA)
-Vimeo Staff Picks – music video ‘Caviar Dreams’ 2016 (Int)
-Winner of a VOTD award – music video ‘Caviar Dreams’ 2016 (Int)
-AdForum - ‘MTN - Mic Drop’ - Best Ads of the week April 2018 (Int)