Daniel Elias is an award winning Producer and Director. In 1995 he co-founded Hybrid Films where he pursues a passion for storytelling, larger than life characters and in-the-moment real-life drama. He has created and produced over 500 episodes of powerful, dramatic and humorous television – from the groundbreaking series that pioneered character-driven docu-soap, like Brooklyn North Homicide and Family Plots, to long running hits like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Parking Wars. He has also produced and directed several feature length award winning documentaries on topics ranging from Hostage Negotiation to the arms industry, the environment, and human rights abuses. Daniel grew up in England and studied law at Cambridge University before moving to NYC and graduating from the Film and TV program at NYU, where he now also teaches. He lives in Tribeca with his family.