Carlton Daniel Jr.

Department of Film and Media Arts, VPA LA Semester

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Film

Carlton Daniel Jr.


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Carlton Daniel Jr. is a visiting assistant teaching professor of film in the Department of Film and Media Arts. In the Fall 2022 semester he will teach in Los Angeles as part of VPA's Los Angeles Semester program, and in the Spring 2023 semester he will teach on Main Campus in Syracuse.

Navigating sexuality, horror, and queer romance, Daniel’s storytelling is grounded in the mundane and extraordinary experiences of Black Americans. His award-winning directorial debut “Monogamish” (2017) screened at over 20 festivals internationally, premiering at Outfest LA. His recent short “Homegoing” (2021) screened at the American Black Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, and Miami Film Festival. He is currently developing a feature-length version of “Homegoing,” which was selected for the Outfest Screenwriting Lab (2020), recognized as a finalist at Tribeca’s Untold Stories (2021), and made it to the final round of consideration for the Sundance Development Track (2022).

Education

  • M.F.A., Syracuse University
  • B.A., Ohio University