Daniel Laabs

Daniel Laabs has directed 5 short films. They have been awarded jury prizes at the SXSW Film Festival '8 in 2011), Dallas International Film Festival (EASY in 2014), and Dallas Videofest (sleet/snow in 2009). They have also shown at the Sarasota Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Starz Denver, New Orleans Film Festival and IndieMemphis. In 2011 he was a recipient of an Austin Film Society Grant and in 2013 he participated in the Austin Film Society Artist Intensive Workshop. He lives in Dallas, TX and works as a programmer for the Oak Cliff Film Festival and the Texas Theatre.

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Recent Reviews


Lovely, potentially tragic short film about two loving brothers and the older brother's fiancé, Nothing much happens, but everything seems to pervade the sensibilities of the younger brother, appealing to...


The non-consecutive cutting—is that why the movie is called "loose"?–activates "Easy," the actors and photography are appealing, yet the movie is inconclusive in both form and story.


very good. well done and good attention to detail for a short format.




Interesting story and the bond of relationships and the comfort of communication .