A young novice at an isolated convent is confronted with the sudden desire to explore her sexual self in the wake of meeting a blue-tongued lizard. Daniel is a religious erotic drama set in rural New Zealand which explores female sexual repression.

Director Bio

Claire is currently assistant to Jane Campion on Campion's latest film - The Power of the Dog. Daniel is Claire's debut film. It is edited by Oscar winner John Gilbert (Lord of the Rings, Hacksaw Ridge) and had its European premiere In Competition at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in 2020.


  • Directed by:Claire van Beek
  • Written by:Claire van Beek
  • Produced by:Alix Whittaker
  • Runtime:19 mins
  • Completion Date:August 11, 2019
  • Country of Origin:New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:New Zealand
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links: Website

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Official Selection 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 June, 2020

Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 03 June, 2020

Online Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

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2020 Submissions Closed

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 June, 2020

Submission deadline for 2020 has now passed.


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