Daniel Schultheis | Australia | 5:00 | Short Film

Status: Official Selection

Steel forgery worker Tuan misses a fleeting opportunity to support his daughter Kim through an unplanned pregnancy.

Director Biography – Daniel Schultheis

A graduate of digital media and arts, Daniel has worked in the production department on series such as Murder Call, Hollowmen and Thank God You’re Here, produced and worked on commercials, shorts, documentaries and music videos. In 2004 Daniel designed a new filmmaking course for TAFE Queensland, and transferred to Open Channel (Melbourne) where he was head of Training between 2007 and 2016. Here, Daniel initiated a range of innovative filmmaker development initiatives including Scriptshop, Screen-Australia funded ScriptStart, NITV’s Our Stories New Aboriginal Voices series, the Film Victoria Attachments program, and produced two Generation Next emerging sector conferences attended by more than 1000 filmmakers, with guest speaker’s including Hollywood Producer Jason Blum (Blumhouse). Daniel conceived and was Associate Producer on the 6-part Anzac centenary commemorative documentary series for ABC iView Bringing our Stories Home in 2016. In 2013, Daniel was awarded a prestigious research fellowship through the International Specialised Skills Institute studying microbudget production schemes in the UK and Europe. In 2017, Daniel founded Cinespace Inc., a non-profit organisation in Melbourne fostering new culturally diverse screen voices, producing a series of new short films and running writer development programs, as well as launching a series of community-based smartphone storytelling workshops. Daniel also recently taught Screen & Media at Melbourne Polytechnic, and has been Producing independent features and documentaries with upcoming Director Matthew Victor Pastor whose works have been screening internationally.