Daniel Kruglikov is a son of Russian immigrants, he grew up in the United States and graduated from New York University, majoring in Economics and Russian Studies. He went on to direct music videos for some of the biggest names in indie rock music, including Sean Lennon, The GOASTT, and Patti Smith. He wrote and directed two short films, Lula, and The Farewell, which have screened at film festivals around the world. He has worked at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg as a director-in-residence, collaborating with the legendary conductor Valery Gergiev on film installations for his opera productions. In 2017, he co-wrote an ARTE feature documentary entitled Princes among Men about Romani communities, shot in seven countries of Eastern Europe. Daniel lives and works in New York City. In 2019, he completed his first feature film Drita, under the executive production of the British contemporary artist and Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen.