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Daniel Contreras

Daniel Contreras

Entertainment Category:

TV/Film Production, Writing


Writer, Director


New York City

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Daniel Contreras is a Dominican-American WGA Writer. After watching Deportation try to arrest and deport his mom, his therapist suggested he talk about the experience. This led to the 15 year old stealing his brother’s ID and lying his way into his first barroom standup set. It wasn’t exactly what his therapist had in mind but it’s where his career began.

Unable to afford classes, Daniel became a teacher’s assistant at the school he graduated from in order to garner a free education and a reputation as the world’s worst T.A..

Daniel built a body of work writing and running the staff of writers for a NYC Sketchfest selected Sketch Comedy Troupe, where his bent, absurdist comedy was noticed by a producer who commissioned him to write a pilot and series, which is how he became one of the few Dominicans in the WGA.

Daniel thrives when writing thrilling, witty, character driven stories with heart. His goal is to eventually Showrun a series, as well as write and direct films.

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