Other Roles: Director, Producer, Editor
Areas of Focus: Documentaries
Organization: Bagamor Media
Daniel Lovering is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer. His production company, Bagamor Media, produces independent documentaries and videos for educational institutions, nonprofits, media organizations and businesses. He has also worked as a cinematographer on independent documentaries and television series produced by other filmmakers. Daniel’s latest short documentary, “Motorcycle Man,” has won awards at film festivals internationally.
Before becoming a full-time filmmaker, Daniel worked for 14 years as a journalist, reporting from more than a dozen countries on subjects ranging from business and politics to war and natural disasters. During that time, he worked for five years as a foreign correspondent in Southeast Asia. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Daniel began his career in film and television production, working as an intern on the children’s television series “Bill Nye, the Science Guy.”
Through the Place (2016)
“Through the Place” tells the story of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), one of the nation’s most innovative and effective nonprofit historic preservation organizations. Founded in 1964 by a group of citizens who passionately believed that preservation, rather than massive demolition, could be the key to achieving social, community, and economic renewal, PHLF has played a major role in the rejuvenation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Through the Place” documents five decades of PHLF’s work and will inspire anyone interested in renewing historic neighborhoods and urban communities.
Motorcycle Man (2019)
“Motorcycle Man” is a short documentary about a man who has pursued a single passion in life: motorcycle racing. Dave Roper has raced every year since 1972, competing on exotic vintage bikes at racetracks around the world and winning a reputation as a folk hero of the sport. “Motorcycle Man” celebrates the speed, sweat and thrill of motorcycle racing, while offering a meditation on craft, obsession and what it takes to pursue your dreams. “Motorcycle Man” won Best Short Film at the 2019 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and Best Short Documentary at the 2019 MotoTematica – Rome Motorcycle Film Festival, among other awards.