Daniel Piera graduated in Media studies at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. He finished top of his class with the best academic record that year. He continued his studies and went on to do a masters degree in Fiction in Film and Television, Production and Direction at URL. He also has hands on experience working on various projects as an executive producer, producer, and script writer.
He has gained critical acclaim for his short film La Gota. This short piece, directed by Daniel, centers around only two characters and was made on a small budget under 400 euros. The short film has been officially selected for festivals spanning from Australia, to Egypt.
"La Gota" ("The Drop") accomplishments:
–Won “Best Directing” in the section “Nova Autoria” (“New Authors”) in Sitges International Film Festival 2011.
–Was one of the seven short films chosen by Catalan Films & TV to represent Catalonia internationally in the Short-Cat programme during 2012.
–Was selected by festivals around the world: Spain, Italy, Greece, Russia, Morroco, Egypt, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand and Australia.
–Was one of the shorts present in the Clermont-Ferrand market, as well as the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2012.
–Was broadcasted on Canal 33 from TVC (Catalonian television) on the show “Sala 33” and on the "Somos Cortos" show from TVE (Spanish TV).
I gained vital personal and profesional experience with “La Gota” (“The Drop”), so I decided to participate in different projects taking different roles, because I thought it was necessary for me to gain different experiences and face new challenges. However, after these projects I had a sense of emptiness and I knew my next work had to be personal. That is why I decided to think about “infidelity”, which is something that has always interested me. I wanted to come up with a short film that could be a small “thesis” about the limits of faithfulness.
Working on a project as personal as this forces me to select the crew from my own personal circle. These are people who have gained my trust and thanks to whom, working becomes a synonym of happiness.