Daniel Askill (Sydney 1977) lives between Sydney and New York and works internationally as a filmmaker and artist.
As a director Daniel has created film, video installations, music videos and commercials. His background in music also lead to the release of his first album as composer/producer at 19, while also designing record sleeves and multi media projects. Daniel initially studied in Sydney and later at Central Saint Martins in London. While in London he also began working freelace and soon became involved in a wide variety of projects. This included design work for Alexander McQueen and directing fragrance films in Africa and the Maldives while completing his studies.
In 2001 Daniel returned to Sydney to co-found multidisciplinary studio COLLIDER which now represents an award winning roster of filmmakers, designers and artists. Through COLLIDER he began developing personal film projects; the first 'WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE' has played at hundreds of international film festivals and won major prizes at many of these including Clemont - Ferrand, Melbourne International, Brooklyn International and South By Southwest. WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE has also been exhibited in numerous galleries and exhibitions.