Daniel Lachman grew up in Walnut Creek, CA about 30 minutes east of San Francisco. As a child, he performed in numerous plays and musical theatre productions throughout the region and received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award in 2004. In middle school, Daniel began making short films with his dad's digital camcorder and also developed a love of magic tricks.
During his sophomore year of high school, he invented a trick called "Compression," produced an hour long instructional DVD, and marketed the effect with the UK's leading online magic retailer. "Compression" went on sale internationally in 2007, and Daniel was hired as a freelance video producer for several top magicians in the industry. In 2008, he produced and edited the DVD for Jim Rosenbaum's "The Gecko," which became the number one selling magic product in the world that year.
In 2010, Daniel was awarded the prestigious Frank H. Buck Scholarship, a full four-year academic scholarship awarded on the basis of leadership, entrepreneurship, and commitment to school, community, and family. Daniel graduated with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2014 with a BFA in Film & Television Production and a Minor in Business of Entertainment, Media, & Technology.
Daniel has created numerous short films, documentaries, and music videos, working as a writer, director, editor, and actor. He spent two years pursuing an MFA at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television, where he worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Undergraduate Film Studies Department. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and works at Preferred Content.