Daniel Garcia recently graduated with an MFA in Film from New York University, Tisch Graduate School of the Arts. His second-year film Nothing Nowhere, shot on location in Morocco, won the NYU Achievement in Experimental Form Award in 2007. His thesis received cinematography, screenwriting and editing awards as well as being a Wasserman/King Award finalist.
Together with Rania Attieh, they have written and directed many short films to date. Their film Almost Brooklyn was made under the supervision of acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami and won Best Short Fiction from the Brooklyn Art Council in 2008. Tripoli, Quiet won the Black Pearl Award for Best Middle East Short at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2009. Their first feature, Okay Enough Goodbye (Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla), won the Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Film by a New Arab Director at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2010.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10
Rania Attieh is from Tripoli, Lebanon. She is an MFA graduate in Media Art Production as a writer/director of fiction from the City College of New York.