Producer, director and Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Daniel Petrie, Jr. is a guest of the festival this year, he is one of the opening film’s producers An Ordinary Man.
Daniel is best known for writing the screenplay of Beverly Hills Cop (1984) which earned him an Oscar nomination. He also wrote the screenplays for film like The Big Easy, Toy Soldiers and Turner & Hooch. Today he is a partner in Enderby Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company, founded in 2006 by Petrie and producer Rick Dugdale. Petrie and Dugdale produced An Ordinary Man together and are both guests at the festival.