Ian Daniel is a filmmaker, writer, curator and Emmy-nominated producer. Daniel recently co-directed  and produced “There’s Something in the Water," a documentary film that explores the topic of environmental racism and shines a light on the Canadian government’s current and historical decisions to prioritize the profits of large corporations over the health of indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities. The documentary had its world premiere in 2019 at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be on NETFLIX on March 27, 2020. 

He is the former Co-host and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated TV show "GAYCATION," along with actress Ellen Page. An exploration of LGBTQ culture around the world, the series that had two seasons VICELAND and was nominated for an Emmy for both seasons.  

Daniel began his journalism career as an Associate Producer and intern at TODAY on NBC in New York and Los Angeles.  

Daniel is also the former Director of Artistic Programs at The Civilians, a theater company in NY that derives their work from intensive investigations into today’s vital questions. At The Civilians, Daniel directed the investigations for several projects. Additionally, he curated and directed a live investigative cabaret and podcast series “Let Me Ascertain You” which centers on interviews on topics such as crime in the US, marriage inequality, LGBTQ issues, the porn industry, Occupy Wall Street and the Women’s Prison in Bogota Colombia. 

As a curator, he has organized several exhibits and multimedia events at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Exit Art, LaMaMa Gallery, Storefront Bushwick and the Waterpod Project in NYC and Brooklyn. 

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