The Shoemaker Experiment
Suspense, in progress
An experimental medical procedure with the imagination of Dr. Frankenstein and the tenacity of Dr. Lecter. Informed by Daniel’s experience working in health care, he began writing this story as a novel but found it even more compelling as a film.
The Last Night
Drama, adapted from his novel
The Last Night is about two best friends: one wants to kill himself, the other bargains for a week to change his mind. Their road trip from Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles to the California desert captures the fear, heart, and humor brought on by second chances.
Three Card Monte
An Elmore Leonard-style caper in the vein of Get Shorty and Out of Sight. Just released from prison, con man Monte Berman plans to reunite with his teenage daughter and cash out the diamonds hidden in his house. That’s when he finds his old boss wants the jewels and his sister-in-law has turned his home into a convent.