|Origin||Nelson, British Columbia, Canada|
About Daniel Edit
While Daniel was born in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, he moved to Edmonton, Alberta when he was 5 and starred in his first professional theater production at the age of 12. He continued to act, write, and direct through his teenage years and graduated with Distinction from the University of Alberta's BFA Acting Program. He now lives in Vancouver, BC, where he works in theater and for the screen; he has been nominated for four Jessie Richardson Awards for acting, and garnered two Sterling Awards for acting and writing.
As an actor/writer, Daniel toured his award-winning stage play "Tuesdays & Sundays" (written and performed with Medina Hahn) across Canada and internationally, being listed as one of the Best Shows of the Year in Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and New York. "Tuesdays & Sundays" was published twice, broadcast as a radio play on CBC and BBC (starring David Tennant), and was optioned as a feature film by Slate Films of London UK (The Last King of Scotland (2006)) and by producer Clare Hodge (Love and Other Dilemmas (2006)).
Daniel's latest stage play "Any Night" (which he also co-wrote and performed with Medina Hahn) was published by Playwrights Canada Press, won Outstanding New Play at Toronto's Summerworks Festival, was mentioned among the Best Shows of the Year in Toronto and Vancouver, then toured to New York for a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production in 2011.
As a writer/director, Daniel won the National Screen Institute Drama Prize to make his 35mm short film The Janitors (2006) (co-written/directed with Matthew Kowalchuk), starring William B. Davis and Medina Hahn, mentored by Jason Margolis and Daniel Petrie Jr.. The Janitors screened at numerous Canadian and international festivals (including Vancouver International Film Festival and the Hollywood Film Festival), was broadcast on CBC's Canadian Reflections, and attained world wide distribution from interfilm Berlin.
Daniel is adapting two stage plays into feature films: his own "Any Night" (with Medina Hahn), and Morris Panych's "Lawrence & Holloman" (with Matthew Kowalchuk). Paul Armstrong is a producer on both projects and they have received development from Corus Entertainment, Astral Media, and BC Film.
Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn are the co-founders of DualMinds; in 2008, one of their mentors, Daniel MacIvor, bestowed upon them the protegé portion of the $100,000 "Siminovitch Prize", Canada's most prestigious theater award.