Danil was born in Astrakhan, in the south of Russia. When he was 17, he started shooting music videos for his friends while working as a camera operator on local TV. It became a true passion. 5 years later he moved to graduate from Moscow Film School.
Danil usually prefers brighter colors and higher contrasts in his works, although his other signature is neo-noir - low-key, deep shadows, where each shot works for the storyline.