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:Programme 16
  • Screening Time / Venue:Sat AUG 15
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Website

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call of the forest screening

Call of the Forest Screening

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 07 December, 2020

Still Voices Presents a Special Screening of Call of the Forest in partnership with Whose Woods These Are Tree Festival.

2020 award winners

Submissions for Still Voices 21 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!

2020 award winners

2020 Award Winners Announced!

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!


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