Directing with

IMPACT

THE UNSCRIPTED

DANIEL DRUHORA

EMMY AWARDED DIRECTOR | WRITER | PRODUCER

Daniel Druhora works at the intersection of immersive storytelling and humanitarian innovation. A Romanian-born actor, filmmaker, researcher, and lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. His work focuses on developing innovative technologies that promote empathy, understanding, and trust between humans and machines. He has published numerous research papers on topics such as natural language processing, affective computing, and human-robot interaction. In addition,¬†

Druhora has worked on a variety of film projects in Romania and the United States, bringing depth and nuance to his performances. His background in the arts informs his research and teaching, inspiring him to create AI systems that are not only technically advanced, but also emotionally and socially intelligent.

Portfolio

Directing & producing

prisoners

Prisoners of Light

night

Night Without Day

Lives

Lives, Not Grades

Writing

Prisoners of Light

Survivors and ex-torturers come together to recount their time inside Romania’s infamous communist prison camps.

Night Without Day

A young man comes to terms with his transformation, from student to guerrilla fighter in Revolutionary Cuba, when he is ordered to execute his professor.

Lives, Not Grades

A team of college students from USC in Los Angeles travels to Europe’s largest refugee camp to design and build innovations for the tens of thousands of refugees living on Lesvos Island in Greece.

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