Daniel Kremer

Daniel Kremer grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lives in San Francisco and attended Temple University's film program in Philadelphia. In 2007, he directed his first feature-length film, Sophisticated Acquaintance, and was presented with four Best Documentary prizes for Yarns To Be Spun on the Way to the Happy Home (2007), a personal essay film about having grown up with a severe stutter. In 2008, he helmed A Trip to Swadades, which was shot on black-and-white super-16mm film and won three Best Film awards at international festivals. He then moved to New York City, where he lived for over six years. He completed his acclaimed follow-up feature, The Idiotmaker's Gravity Tour, in India in 2011. Subsequent to that, he directed Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017) in the San Francisco Bay Area, using independent filmmaking icon Rob Nilsson's regular cast and crew. He is currently at work on two new features, Precious Wheels Above and Overwhelm the Sky, both due in 2018.

In the fall of 2015, the University Press of Kentucky's Screen Classics Series published his first book, a critical biography of filmmaker Sidney J. Furie (The Ipcress File, Lady Sings the Blues, The Boys in Company C, The Entity). In conjunction with the book, he is also directing a full-length biographical documentary entitled Sidney J. Furie: Fire Up the Carousel!.  He is now working on the first book to cover the life and career of Joan Micklin Silver (Hester Street, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Crossing Delancey).  With David Thomson and Tom Luddy, he is assisting in the editing of an anthology of Susan Sontag's writings on cinema, and has previously been published in Filmmaker Magazine and Keyframe.

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Recent Reviews

Raise Your Kids on Seltzer

People trying to live ordinary lives, and yet having desire to do some good, and make some money at the same time. Shows the intensity of family relationships, but doesn't...

The Idiotmaker's Gravity Tour

85% percent one guys rambling, rather vapid monologs reminiscing and pontifcating and 15% India. Meaningful for the narrator/filmaker's friends and family mostly. Perhaps if you find the guy's style and...

Raise Your Kids on Seltzer

Innovative, gripping storyline, although the relationship backstory seems a little thin at points. Presents an emotionally charged example of the complexities of being the "good guys".

A Trip to Swadades

A complex and sometimes confusing film But the the interplay between the two brothers is very powerful. A movie that needs to be savored more than once

A Simple Game of Catch

these kind of non commercial introspective but nice in effort films have found platform to showcase themselves on sites like Fandor, which again is good! one learns after making such...