Daniel Abma is a Dutch film director known for his stunning visuals, heartfelt stories, and commitment to social justice. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Abma started his career as a documentary filmmaker and quickly moved into feature films. His first feature was the award-winning drama My World (2011), which was followed by the acclaimed romantic drama, Love Is All You Need? (2013).
Daniel is an alumnus of the Netherlands Film Academy, where he graduated in 2009. He has since directed several shorts and documentaries, including the well-received documentary Refugee Blues (2015). His latest feature-length film, The Last Vermeer (2020), is a gripping drama starring Claes Bang, Shaun Dooley, and Vicky Krieps. The film follows the true story of Dutch painter Han van Meegeren, who is accused of selling a Vermeer painting to the Nazis during WWII.
In addition to his film work, Daniel is an active proponent of social justice. He has been a vocal advocate for refugees in the Netherlands and Europe and has taken part in numerous human rights campaigns. He has also been involved in projects that focus on education and environmental protection.
Daniel has won numerous awards for his work, including the Dutch Film Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Film. He has also been nominated for a Golden Globe, an International Emmy, and a Cesar Award. Daniel's films have received critical acclaim and have been shown at festivals all over the world, including the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival.
Daniel is a passionate filmmaker who strives to tell stories that inspire hope and change. With his unique visual style and commitment to social justice, he is sure to make an impact in the film industry for years to come.