Daniel Raim

Los Angeles, California, United States

Film Projects


Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim, an alumnus of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, is celebrated for his documentaries that spotlight the masters and unsung heroes of cinema. His debut film, The Man on Lincoln's Nose, nominated for the 2001 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject, delves into the life and legacy of Robert F. Boyle, Alfred Hitchcock's legendary production designer. His 2015 documentary, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, premiered as an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, earning a nomination for The Golden Eye (L’Œil d'Or, le prix du documentaire - Cannes) and later acquired for distribution by NetflixCBCCanal+ and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Deepening his engagement with film history, Daniel has produced and directed thirty documentaries about cinema masters for the Criterion Collection and the Criterion Channel. His TCM Original Documentary Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers in 2019 and the 2022 documentary feature Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen, released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films, Kino Lorber, and Pandora and now streaming on Paramount+, have enjoyed international theatrical releases, including North America and Japan. The global appreciation for these intimate, award-winning documentaries reflects Daniel's diligent and passionate journey through film history. Daniel's newest project, The Ozu Diaries, is a deeply engaging exploration aimed at revealing the life and enduring influence of Yasujiro Ozu, giving audiences a personal glimpse into the work of one of Japan's most celebrated directors.