Daniel Matzke is an American director and cinematographer who has been making films since the late 1980s. He has directed and photographed award-winning feature-length films, documentaries, and shorts, as well as television episodes, commercials, and music videos.
Matzke was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He began making films at a young age, learning the basics of photography and filmmaking from his father. He studied film and photography at San Francisco State University, and later received a degree in cinematography from the American Film Institute.
Matzke's early career included work as a camera operator and cinematographer for numerous feature films, as well as music videos and commercials. His first feature-length film was the 1991 drama, "The Death of the Dream". His second feature was the 1993 comedy, "Punchy". He then went on to direct the critically acclaimed drama "Beneath the Skin", which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In the 2000s, Matzke's career took off, with him directing the critically acclaimed drama "The Good Thief" (2002) and the romantic comedy "The Family Man" (2006). He also directed the documentary "The Wild Horse Redemption" (2007), which won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Matzke's latest feature film is the drama "The Last Heist" (2015). He has also directed several shorts, including the award-winning "The Girl in the Garden" (2009) and "The Fly" (2014).
Matzke continues to direct and produce films today. He is also an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild and the Directors Guild of America. His films have been screened at festivals around the world, and he has received numerous awards for his work.
Daniel Matzke is a talented and experienced director and cinematographer who has made an impressive impact on the film industry. His work is highly acclaimed and his films have been enjoyed by audiences around the world.