• About

    Daniel Ruczko , born on July 3rd 1982, is a self-taught award-winning Director, Composer and Writer from Bremen, Germany. Hailing from the same area, his unwavering passion for music began at the age of 12 and he then started recording mini DV films with his childhood friend Florian when he was 15. After spending most of his twenties as a producer and DJ touring the globe and releasing records on numerous labels, 2010 Daniel won an award for the concept of his short film "Bipolar - A Narration of Manic Depression" which was chosen by the german actor Matthias Schweighöfer. "Bipolar" got Daniel a lot of attention and also his first awards. Daniel hasn't looked back ever since.

    Throughout his creative career, Daniel has received over 60 awards for his short films, including "Best Director," "Best Original Music," and "Best Short Film." and had films screened at the Short Film Corner of the Festival de Cannes three years in a row.

    In July 2017 Daniel finished remodeling his Studio in Bremem, Germany.

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  • Imprint

    Daniel Ruczko

    Teufelsmoorstr. 18
    28719 Bremen
    Germany

    Phone: +49 (0) 421 / 684 56 10
    Mobile: +49 (0) 151 / 628 32 948

    mail (at) danielruczko.com

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    All content and all imagery (digital, still and motion) © Daniel Ruczko, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

  • news

    August 5th 2015 - "Duality" won the "Best Of The Fest" award at the San Francisco Film Awards.

    July 27th 2015 - "Duality" is nominated for "Best Horror" at the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival.

    July 12th 2015 - "Duality" won four awards at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, "Best Picture", "Best Director", "Best Horror" and "Best Sound Design"

    April 6th 2015 - "Duality" won an "Award Of Excellence" at the Best Shorts Competition in San Diego

    April 4th 2015 - "Duality" will have it's Germany Premiere on the 3rd of May in Daniel's hometown, Bremen.

    April 3rd 2015 - "Duality" is nominated for six awards at DIGITALMATION AWARDS. (Best Actress - Jodi Lynn Thomas, Best Editing, Best Director, Best Horror, Best Cinematography & Best Sound Design)

    current projects

    2015 - Narrow Your Horizon (Feature Film) - Pre-Production - Written, produced & directed by Daniel Ruczko

  • Resume

    2016 - My Dearest Eve - Cinematographer / Composer / Sound Designer

    2016 - Solitary - Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Composer / Editor / Sound Designer

    2015 - Duality - Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Composer / Editor / Sound Designer

    2014 - All The Beautiful Things In The World - Cinematographer

    2014 - Opal - Director / Cinematographer / Co-Producer / Composer / Editor

    2014 - La Botella - Composer / Sound Designer / Sound Mixer

    2014 - Let Go - Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Composer / Editor / Sound Designer

    2014 - Dispose Of Us - Producer / Co-Director / Cinematographer / Composer / Sound Designer

    2013 - Wake Up! - Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Composer / Editor / Sound Designer / Visual FX

    2011 - Bipolar - A Narration Of Manic Depression - Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Composer / Editor

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  • Workshops



    February 20th & 21st 2016 - 2-Day Filmmaking Workshop in Albuquerque - Click here for Details & Facebook Event

    April 4th 2016 - Film Workshop in Bremen - Click here for Details & Facebook Event


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  • Narrow Your Horizon (2017)

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    Drama - Color

    Written, produced & directed by: Daniel Ruczko

    Cast: Kenny Miller, Luis Bordonada, Monique Candelaria, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Michael Miller, James Brunett, Aaron Alexander, John Panzlau, Jesus Mayorga & Daniel Ruczko

    Director of Photography: Daniel Ruczko

    Composer: Daniel Ruczko

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  • Intrusive Thoughts (2017)

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    Horror - Color

    Written & directed by: Daniel Ruczko

    Produced by: Daniel Ruczko & Florian Kelm

    Cast: Kristen Rakes

    Director of Photography: Daniel Ruczko

    Composer: Daniel Ruczko

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  • Solitary (2016)

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    Drama - Color

    Written & directed by: Daniel Ruczko

    Produced by: Daniel Ruczko & Jonathan Cook

    Cast: Jodi Lynn Thomas, Chelsea Edmundson, Joshau Mann, Larry Cedar, Alex Knight, J.P. Manoux, Antonio Leon, Ines Milans & Tish Hicks

    Director of Photography: Daniel Ruczko

    Composer: Daniel Ruczko

    website | imdb | facebook

  • Duality (2015)

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    Horror - Color

    Written, produced & directed by: Daniel Ruczko

    Synopsis:
    A young woman wakes up and finds a photo of herself sleeping on her phone, she lives alone.

    Executive Producer: Jonathan Cook

    Cast: Jodi Lynn Thomas, Kristen Rakes, Wendy Scott & Madison Fogle

    Director of Photography: Daniel Ruczko

    Composer: Daniel Ruczko

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  • Let Go (2013)

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    Drama - 4 Min. - Color

    Written, produced & directed by: Daniel ruczko

    Synopsis: Let Go is the story of changes in a relationship and what people are capable of doing out of love, told in a monologue.

    Cast: Maharani Volmer, Leif Pahl & Franziska Stobbe

    Director of Photography: Daniel Ruczko

    Composer: Daniel Ruczko

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    Wake Up Laurels
  • Wake Up! (2013)

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    Drama - 25 Min. - Color

    Written, produced & directed by: Daniel ruczko

    Synopsis: Wake Up tells the story of Leon, a 29 year old male working a mediocre office job, who lost his focus in life. That's about to change when he finds himself waking up in a train being confronted with his way of "living" by a man sitting across of him.

    Cast: Luis Bordonada, Jesus Mayorga, Mike Miller, Kenneth Miller & John Panzlau

    Composer: Daniel Ruczko

    website | imdb | watch movie | facebook Wake Up Laurels

  • Bipolar-A Narration of Manic Depression (2012)

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    Drama/Experimental - 35 Min. - Color

    Written, produced & directed by: Daniel ruczko

    Synopsis: An experimental short movie, entirely shot in split screen. It follows a manic-depressive author called Andrew Gony. The movie shows Andrew in both mental stages, to visualize that the split screen is used.

    Cast: Daniel Ruczko

    Composer: Daniel Ruczko

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    Bipolar Laurels
  • Evacuation (2010)

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    Experimental - 3 Min. - Color

    Written, produced & directed by: Daniel ruczko & Florian Kelm

    Synopsis: Evacuation is an experimental short movie about the life and death of a juice box.

    Cast: Florian Kelm

    Director of Photography: Daniel Ruczko

    Editor: Florian Kelm

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