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PAUL-DANIEL TORRES

DIRECTOR, WRITER, ACTOR, SPOKEN WORD POET, OVERALL DECENT HUMAN BEING*

 

WHO THE HELL IS THIS?

SOME KID FROM T.O. TRYNA MAKE IT.

What's up! The name's Paul-Daniel Torres (or danny depending and where and how you know me) I'm twenty years old, with a love for film and making people happy. I'm a Toronto native, born from Ecuadorean parents. I try to embody the elements of the immigrant dream in my life and in my work. With things such as; Hope and resilience in the face of adversity and the quest for happiness, that's what it's all about.

 
 

CHECK OUT WHAT'S FRESH OUT THE KITCHEN.

DEMO REEL

And a sneak peek at my latest project Do Turtles Swim in Maple Syrup.

 

PROJECTS/SAMPLES

ALL WORK WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY YOURS TRULY.

 

PROJECT

Sit Down Rise Up

"[Sit Down, Rise Up] is a culmination of the anthem scene of Casablanca, Hamilton the musical, and a drum break I saw in The Get Down. It's the product of all the angst I'm feeling about the world. It's mainly about the sacrifice, unity, and individuality we need to stand up to people in power. Hope you enjoy it."

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PROJECT

How Did We Get Here.

How Did We Get Here, is an experimental film about three stages in a failed relationship. The first kiss, the first I love you and the break up. 

It's a reflection on the highs and lows of love, and how we need the good to appreciate love when we have it.

How Did We Get Here

PROJECT

Peter Parkour

"Peter Parkour" Is a doc on Toronto's very own "Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man". It delves into the man behind the mask, what people think of him and answers the question...
"Spider-Man, Hero or Menace?"


The film is currently getting ready for a festival run. Follow it on instagram!

PROJECT

Fear Episodes

The fear episodes are a personal project which highlight my love for spoken word poetry. I guess they have some inspiration from "City Symphonies" but they're introspective pieces. I go into my struggles with mental health with the goal of normalizing it all. It's a way to keep honest and appreciate my beautiful hometown of T.O.  As well keep myself from going insane.

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PROJECT

Here We Go.

"Here We Go" is a rom com steeped in the tradition of magical realism. (But with some hints of fairy tales and telenovelas for flavour) It's a story of a special night between two best friends taking the plunge into becoming more. It's a story about, love, friendship and the anxiety that comes with it.

PROJECT

Do Turtles Swim in Maple Syrup.

"Turtles" is an eclectic super sonic mambo of a movie that follows Latin-Canadian teen Tony Tenorio as he's robbed at his chance at a better life by a racist thug. Leaving him to decide between succumbing to racial stereotypes or fighting to become more. Coming to a festival near you papi!

PROJECT

Afraid to Say I Love You.

This project, is a visual poem, reflecting on the damage of past love and how it can affect the present. It's the first of many visual poems coming at you so keep it locked!

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POETRY

SOME SAMPLES

I usually like to take month long break from directing and writing. In that time I write and perform spoken word poetry. Poetry helps me flesh out the themes and topics of my films and flesh out myself. It's one of the most raw artistic expressions that I have. Catch my next performance opening for Kirby for his release of "This is Where I Get Off" at the knife fork book poetry shop, May 4th, at 6 p.m.

 

SKILLS

TRAINED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE IN...

-FINAL DRAFT 10
-MICROSOFT: EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT
-PREMIERE PRO
-ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

 

CONTACT

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