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Daniel Byers

Daniel Byers is the Director of Skyship Films. As a documentary filmmaker, he's tracked cartels along the rivers of Honduras, chased the elusive snow leopard through the mountains of Afghanistan, and rafted through the icebergs of glacial lakes in the shadow of Everest. His documentary films have been featured at numerous international festival screenings, events, and museums including the Smithsonian, Dallas Museum of Art, UN Climate Change Conferences, Banff Mountain Film Festival, DC Environmental Film Festival, and International Wildlife Film Festival, as well as on the UK Guardian, NOVA, and National Geographic. When not in the field, Daniel has a love for crafting fantasy, horror, and historical adventure films with his narrative studio, Dark Tower Films. He recently completed principle photography on his first Feature, "Banishment." He is currently pursuing an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia School of the Arts.

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2021