Daniel Sackheim

Daniel Sackheim is an American Film & Television director and producer best known for his work on such highly acclaimed series as HBO’s True Detective Season 3, Game of Thrones, and Amazon’s Jack Ryan. He received a 2017 Emmy nomination for Directing the Ozark episode Tonight We Improvise, which is a category he won in ‘94 for an episode of NYPD Blue.

Some of Sackheim’s other Directorial credits include M. Night Shymalan’s Apple TV+ series Servant, Better Call Saul, The Leftovers, The Man in the High Castle, as well as multiple episodes of Ozark and The Walking Dead and HBO’s Lovecraft Country.

In addition to his television work, Sackheim directed the Sony feature film The Glass House, starring Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, and Stellan Skarsgard, and produced The X-Files: Fight the Future for 20th Century Fox.

Sackheim is a co-founder (along with HBO Alum Tony To) of Bedrock Entertainment, which produces program content for Streamers and Premium cable Platforms.

Dan’s photography, which occupies a space dominated by shadows, endeavors to explore a kind of Urban Narrative. This attraction to the dark and ambiguous stems from his love of Film Noir and the heightened reality personified by this filmic language. Like noir his photography aims to access the subconscious, and a world of omnipresent solitude and alienation.

Artist’s Statement

I’ve always had a healthy fear of the unknown. Yet despite this, I remain inexplicably drawn to damp-lit streets and dark alleys of anonymous cities. This curiosity is rooted in my need to discover what lies beneath the surface, unseen. This body of work explores isolated fragments form subjects once there but now gone, as a means of shining light on what is hidden, if only for an instant.