Daniel Lambo started his career as a writer for theater, TV and cinema.
With djU! (2002) he began directing as well. His first short film won the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium). This eccentric story about a cursed bed was followed by the gothic comedy Gender (2004).
A few years later Lambo founded Potemkino. This production company focused on innovative titles, like the award-winning Small Gods (2007) and the interactive documentary Where Is Gary? (2009). Around that time, Lambo also became a member of Claxon United, a creative collective with directors as Michael R. Roskam, Roel Mondelaers, Raf Reintjens and Hans Van Nuffel.
As a director, Lambo shifted his attention towards social themes. The short film Kadogo (2006) told the story of a former child soldier. And the medium-length film Brusilia (2008) was an experimental take on the social identity of South American immigrants in Brussels.
This renewed approach to filmmaking, intuitive and socially engaged, inspired him to start his own production company: Lambo Films. His first feature film, Miss Homeless (2010), was a satirical docu-fiction about poverty. Dry Branches of Iran (2012) tackled the human rights situation in Iran. Traumland (2013) reflected on ethnic diversity. Booster (2014), had adolescent issues as a central theme. De Figurant (2016) is a black comedy that takes on racial stereotypes. And his latest, the documentary Breathless (2018), chronicles the environmental impact of the asbestos industry.
In addition to his own productions, Lambo remains active as a director an screenwriter for other projects. He worked on the praised TV series Duts (2010), directed the VTM telefilm Los Flamencos (2013) and wrote the TV series Phil Frisco (2019).
Cylomax (in development): producer, writer & director
Phil Frisco (in development): writer
Dievenschool (in development): producer & director
Breathless (2018): producer, writer & director
De Figurant (2016): producer, writer & director
Booster (2014): producer, writer & director
Los Flamencos (2013): writer & director
Traumland (2013): producer, writer & director
Dry Branches of Iran (2012): producer, writer & director
Duts (2010): co-writer (episode 1) & co-director
Miss Homeless (2010): producer, writer & director
Where Is Gary (2009): producer
Vanessa Danse Encore (2009): producer
Brusilia (2008): producer, writer & director
Samaritan (2008): producer
Tunnelrat (2008): producer
Small Gods (2007): producer
Of Cats & Women (2007): producer
Kadogo (2006): producer, writer & director
Nightshift (2006): producer
Gender (2004): producer, writer & director
eLLektra (2003): co-writer
Dju! (2002): writer & director