was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, where as a teenager he was host of a radio show and editor of a youth magazine. He toured with a theater, studied drama and published a play before moving to Belfast, Northern Ireland, as a peace worker. Two years later Stamm returned to Germany to go to film school and study screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg. He wrote a TV movie which was nominated for Germany's most prestigious media award and directed a documentary on rock musician Nick Cave
Daniel moved to Los Angeles and graduated from the American Film Institute's directing program. His thesis film got nominated for the ASC award. In the following three years he made short films, wrote songs for local singers, sat on a film festival jury in Kosovo and hitch-hiked across the US equipped with nothing but his ID. In 2008 Daniel's first feature film, A NECESSARY DEATH, premiered at SXSW before winning the audience award at AFI Fest later the same year. THE LAST EXORCISM is his second feature.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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