Daniel Roby

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Daniel Roby (born October 25, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian film director and cinematographer.[1] An alumnus of the film programs at Concordia University and the University of Southern California, he worked as a camera operator and cinematographer on numerous film and television projects before releasing his own directorial debut, White Skin (La Peau blanche), in 2004.

La Peau blanche won the Claude Jutra Award for best feature film by a first-time director at the 25th Genie Awards.

Roby's second film as a director, Funkytown, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 before going into general release in 2011.[2] His third film, Louis Cyr, was released in 2013, going on to win nine Jutra Awards in 2014 including best picture.[3]

Throughout 2015, he directed three episodes of Versailles, Canal+'s $45-million budget production covering the life of Louis XIV.[4]

His most recent film, Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume), was released in 2018. It received eight Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019, including Best Picture and a nod for Roby as Best Director.


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