Daniel Dencik (born 1972) is a Danish fiction writer and film director. He has published six books in Danish, ranging from poetry to short stories and one novel.
He has studied Philosophy at Stockholm University, where he wrote his thesis about the existentialism of Kierkegaard. In 1998 he had his first book of poetry published by Gyldendal. His work has been divided between film and literature ever since.
He has written essays on everything from the sport of professional cycling to the philosophical meaning of solitude. He has covered Tour de France (2016) for the Danish daily paper Politiken.
He was the editor of the cult movie Nói albinói (2003).
2015 marked his debut in narrative films with the historical drama, Gold Coast. The film revolves around the Europe's colonial past in West Africa. It was shot on locations in Ghana and Burkina Faso and stars Jakob Oftebro and Danica Curcic. The soundtrack is composed by Angelo Badalamenti. The Gold Coast had its international premiere at the 2015 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. In 2012 he received The Reel Talent Award at CPH:DOX.
His novel Anden Person Ental (2014) was highly praised by the critics and was the focus of a lot of attention in the Danish press. His latest book is a collection af short stories titled Grand Danois (2016).
He is based in Los Angeles.
Moon Rider (2012) - documentary
Expedition To The End of The World (2013) - documentary
Tal R: The Virgin (2013) - short documentary
Gold Coast (2015) - fiction feature
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