Romancing Reality 3.1 Phillip Lim

An intimate portrait of three men and their morning routine in NYC.

Headshot e4fc3c5e84-headshot.jpg

Daniel Peddle

Artist, Daniel Peddle has directed five feature films, published several books, shown his paintings globally, discovered actress Jennifer Lawrence and has lived in New York City for over twenty years. He is represented as a writer and director by UTA.

Daniel studied Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and attended Graduate Film School at NYU. While in film school, Daniel worked as a “street scout” finding undiscovered talent. This unusual approach to casting evolved into a full-service casting company focused on fashion called The Secret Gallery with an international clientele including Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Comme des Garçons, and UNIQLO among many others.

It was through street casting that Daniel encountered the subjects of his debut documentary "The Aggressives" about the urban subculture of butch lesbians and transmen of color. The film won numerous awards at festivals worldwide. Since then he has directed two additional documentaries and two narrative feature films.

"Moss", Daniel’s latest narrative feature boasts an entire cast discovered by Daniel, including newcomer Mitchell Slaggert. The film explores death and isolation in rural America, the creation

of outsider art, gender roles of traditional folklore and the psychedelic experience as a rite of passage.

As an artist and filmmaker Daniel considers his work in the “limen” - that is the space betwixt and between the known genres of documentary studies and the subjective realms of art and fiction. A profile by Dossier Magazine explains, “His craft is the art of refined exploration, of sifting through the human morass and unearthing its coveted delights.”