Daniel Martin Eckhart appeared at a previous festival. View this year's speakers here.
Daniel Martin EckhartScriptwriter
Working with some of Germany’s best networks, producers, directors and actors, Daniel has been busy creating top-rated TV movies. His work has been Grimme Prize-nominated (Germany’s top TV honor). Daniel has also worked on action and thriller TV shows, creating bibles and writing episodes.
Before becoming a screenwriter, Daniel was in the army: he protected the Pope in the Vatican, got shot at for the UN in Beirut, narrowly avoided a kidnapping in Tehran and escaped the war in Baghdad. Perhaps this is where he got his passion for crime thrillers from!
More recently Daniel has been focusing on adaptations. He adapted The Coffee Trader by David Liss (a high-budget period film now in financing stages) and two of Craig Russell’s thrillers, Brother Grimm and Blood Eagle. He’s currently deep in the big screen adaptation of Dead Simple, the bestselling novel by Peter James.
When he’s not writing scripts, he’s writing his blog, the aptly named WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!