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DANIEL ASKILL

Daniel Askill is a New York-based Australian filmmaker and visual artist.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, who recently commissioned a Virtual Reality film directed by Daniel and starring Michael Fassbender, Benecio Del Toro and Charlize Theron, has described his films as 'visually stunning’.  His unique sensibility spans a diverse body of work, which includes music videos, films, stage, commercials, photography and video installations.

His GRAMMY nominated music videos with Sia for Chandelier and Elastic Heart have been viewed over two billion times on line. The stage show Daniel directed with Sia for her world tour has been described as 'one of the greatest moments in Coachella's history’.

In 2001 Askill co-found multidisciplinary studio COLLIDER, which produced his multi-award winning short film WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE.

His work has been showcased at venues including PALAIS DE TOKYO PARIS, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS LONDON and the VENICE BIENNALE.

He has directed Music Videos for artists such as Paul Mccartney, U.N.K.L.E, Sia, Placebo, Digitalism, These New Puritans and Phoenix, in addition to global campaigns and fashion films for brands including Apple, Dior, Coke, Cadillac, Smirnoff, Xbox, Sony, Mercedes & Alexander Mcqueen.

 

EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS / INSTALLATIONS

2016

GROUP
Coachella Music & Arts Festival & World Tour : Sia, Nostalgic for the Present (stage)
Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne: Transforming & Triptych (inst.)

2015

SOLO
New York Times VR, Neue House Los Angeles: Take Flight (scr.)
The Museum of Sound and Image, Sao Paulo: 1000 Forms of Fear Triptych (inst.)

GROUP
Prague Short Film Festival, Best of Programme, We Have Decided Not To Die (inst.) 

2014

SOLO
Semi Permanent / Vivid, Carriageworks, Sydney, Retrospective (scr.)

GROUP
Hammer Museum, Chandelier (scr.)
Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie, Chandelier, (scr.)
Camerimage, Chandelier (scr.)
International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, We Have Decided not to Die, (scr.)
These New Puritans magnetic field exhibition, London, Fragment Two & We Want War (inst.) 

2013

SOLO
Lichsicht Projection Biennale, We Have Decided Not To Die (inst.)

GROUP
VIS Independent Shorts, Vienna, We Have Decided not to Die, (scr.)
Festival Silhouette, We Have Decided not to Die, (scr.)
ACMI Specticale, Breathe Me, (ex.) 

2012

SOLO

Sydney Opera House, Australia, 41 Strings w. Nick Zinner (inst.)

GROUP
ASVOFF Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Nocturna (scr.)
Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival, Czech Republic, We Want War (scr.)
Bannwarth Galerie, Paris, France, Video killed the radio star (ex.) 

2011

SOLO
Prism, Los Angeles, Three Rituals (ex.)
Standard Downtown, Los Angeles, Four Films by Daniel Askill (scr.)
Gallery A.S, Sydney, Modern Worship (ex.)

GROUP
Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea, Souvenirs from Earth (ex.)
Gallery A.S, Sydney, Moving Pictures (ex.)
Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne, Concrete Island (scr.)
Interfilm, Berlin and Tour, WHDNTD (scr.)
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, WHDNTD (scr.)
Gold Vincenza Project, Venice, There's No Place Like Home (inst.) 

2010

SOLO
Venice Biennale Dance, Venice, Italy, We Unfold (inst.)
Edition, Sydney, Slow Work On A Bright Screen (ex.)
The Arts Centre, Melbourne, We Unfold (inst.)
World Expo, Shanghai, China, We Unfold (inst.) 

GROUP
ASVOFF Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, Nocturna (scr.)
ASVOFF Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, We Want War (scr.)
Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, Back in Five (ex.)
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, FBi Still Life (ex.)

LFW, London, UK, There’s No Place Like Home (inst.)
Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany, We Want War (scr.)
Impakt, Utrecht, The Netheralnds, We Want War (scr.)
Curtocircuito, Santiago de Comp, Spain, We Want War (scr.)
Reel Dance, Carriage Works, Sydney, WHDNTD (scr.)
Dutch Design Wk, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, WHDNTD (scr.) 

2009

SOLO
Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, Artefacts From The Fifth Ritual (ex.)
Sydney Theatre, Sydney, We Unfold (inst.)


GROUP
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, FBi Still Life (ex.) 

2008

SOLO
Bannwarth Galerie, Paris, France, WHDNTD (ex.)
RAFW, Sydney, Suspending Disbelief (inst.)

GROUP
Slick Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France, WHDNTD (ex.)
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France Artcurial for Amnesty International (ex.) 

2007

SOLO
Soka Gakkai International, Sydney, Angel (inst.) 

2006

GROUP
Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany, Happy Believers (ex.)
Sonar Film Festival, Florence, Italy, WHDNTD (scr.) 

2005

SOLO

Lothringer13, Munich, Germany, WHDNTD (ex.)

GROUP
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, onedotzero (scr.)
Flickerfest, Sydney, WHDNTD (scr.)
Tiburon International Film Festival, Tiburon, USA, WHDNTD (scr.)
Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille, France, WHDNTD (scr.)

Filmfest Dresden, Germany, WHDNTD (scr.) 

2004

GROUP
Institute of Contemporary Art , London, UK, onedotzero (scr.)
RESFEST global tour USA, Europe, Asia, WHDNTD (scr.)
European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, Germany, WHDNTD (scr.)
Festival Nemo, Paris, France, WHDNTD (scr.)
Vail Film Festival, Colorado, USA, WHDNTD (scr.)
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, WHDNTD (scr.)
Interfilm Berlin, Germany, WHDNTD (scr.)
BAMcinematek, Brooklyn, NY, World According to Shorts (scr.)
Expresion en Corto, Guanajuato, Mexico, WHDNTD (scr.)
International Film Festival Montecantini Terme, Italy, WHDNTD (scr.)
FIilmets Badalona Film Festival, Spain, WHDNTD (scr.)
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan, WHDNTD (scr.)
Rushes Soho, London, UK, WHDNTD (scr.)
Brooklyn International Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY, WHDNTD (scr.)
Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, WHDNTD (scr.)
Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, Uk, WHDNTD (scr.)
New York Independent International Film Festival, USA, WHDNTD (scr.) Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, WHDNTD (scr.)
Sydney International Film Festival, Australia, WHDNTD (scr.)
Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, UK, WHDNTD (scr.)
Granada International Short Film Festival, Spain, WHDNTD (scr.)
South By Southwest, Austin, USA, WHDNTD (scr.)
Australian Embassy, Paris, France, WHDNTD (scr.)
Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, France, WHDNTD (scr.) 

2003
 

SOLO
ARTSPACE, Sydney, Australia, We Have Decided Not To Die (ex.)

GROUP
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA, WHDNTD (scr.)

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

Short Film

We Have Decided Not To Die (2001)
New York Times Magazine - Great Performers (2015)

Virtual Reality

New York Times VR - Take Flight (2015)

Music Video

Sia - Alive (2015)
Sia - Big Girls Cry (2015)
Sia - Elastic Heart (2014)
Paul McCartney - Hope For The Future (2014)
Sia - Chandelier (2014)
These New Puritans - Fragment Two (2013)
Wim - See You Hurry (2012)
These New Puritans - We Want War (2011)
Digitalism - Pogo (2009)
Phoenix - Rally (2007)
Placebo - Follow the Cops (2006)
Phoenix - Consolation Prizes (2006)
Unkle feat. Ian Brown - Reign (2005)
Sia - Breathe Me (2004)

Fashion

Alexander McQueen - Pointe (2015)
Seafolly - Stay Forever - (2014)
Ksubi - Kolors (2012)
Acne - Concrete Island (2012)
Jordan Askill - There's No Place Like Home (2011)
Another Magazine - Nocturna (2011)
Dior - Fahrenheit 32 (2006)

Video Installation

Modern Worship (2012)
- commissioned by Gallery A.S
Triptych & Transforming (2011)
- commissioned by Meire und Meire
We Unfold (2010)
- commissioned by R. Bonechella & Sydney Dance Company
Suspending Disbelief (2007)
- commissioned by Michelle Jank & Deutsche Bank
Angel (2005)
- commissioned by Soka Gakkai

Commercials
 

Diet Coke - It's Mine
Apple - Watch
Sony - New York City Ballet
Smirnoff - Purity
BMW - Climate Control
History Channel - Hero
XBOX - Faces
Dior Homme - Jude Law
Cadillac - Roll
Airfrance - Swimming Pool
Lexus - Merge
Hummer - Chairs
Panasonic - Olympic Arc