Author / Co-Writer
Aiguo started writing at a young age, fabricating stories in his journals as a teenager.
Through the years, he has published numerous short stories on the web and in magazines.
His Chinese novel “A Woman Knows the Fall” was published in China in 2003.
He frequently contributes short essays to the Chinese World Journal newspaper.He is also an editor at the Internet Chinese Literature magazine, the New Threads (www.xys.org). His second novel “Bipolar Order” is in the works to come out soon.
He lives with his wife and two young sons in Queens, New York.
Daming went to the USA for the first time to attend the festival where he met Joel and Ethan Coen, Richard Linklater, and various Hollywood producers who encouraged him to stay in the US and act. At the Sundance festival, he decided two things: to stay in the US, and to write and direct his own films.
His break was the lead role in an Italian production called Genghis Khan that featured Charlton Heston. In the next few years he acted in a TV series, played a Yakuza mob boss in Beverly Hills Ninja, and starred in Foreign Moon, a multi-lingual drama about 3 Chinese immigrants living in London. Foreign Moon won a Golden Horse award in Taiwan. In 1997, he returned to Beijing to play a role in the Sino-American co-production Restless. During production, Daming decided to move back to China and has been living in Beijing since then.
Although he still takes the occasional acting job, he has been focused on directing having directed Manhole (2004) with Ning Jing and Sun Hong Lei, One Foot Off the Ground (2006), Dreams of Jinsha (2010), What Women Want (2011), Chinese remake of the Mel Gibson film with superstars Andy Lau and Gong Li and will be directing the upcoming Noodle Man (2016) with action star Donnie Yen, produced by Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Gattaca).
Director / Co-Writer
Daniel is a self made Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Producer and Actor.
After directing Theater in Paris and New York,
he founded Clockwise 1 productions and has since produced, directed a host of shorts films, as well as hosted two documentary series pilots in English, both shot in France, along with a humanitarian piece shot in Haiti for a street children association, all available on his production website.
He's co-‐written 4 feature length films scripts he is now seeking to finance.
He has honed his director's skills by working with renowned Jérôme Savary, Roland Topor, Andreas Voutsinas and Jean Luc Godard to name a few and has established his production in New York City. His versatility as a director allows him to move into different genres with ease. Coming from an acting background, he understand the actor’s process and you see the result in their performances.
His latest short "The Grapevine Chronicles" is part of a much wider cross-‐media project to turn it into a Feature Film via an online platform.
Dan majored in Psychology at the Geneva University. He’s fluent in French.