Daniel Ragussis received his BA from Georgetown University, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist. He completed his MFA at Columbia University, and his films and screenplays have won dozens of international awards. His thesis film, HABER, won Best of Fest at LA Shorts, and became an Official Qualifier for the 2009 Academy Awards. It was also an official selection at Telluride, and won the National Board of Review Motion Pictures Award. The feature screenplay for HABER has won or placed in 11 screenwriting competitions, including winning the Creative Screenwriting
Expo Competition, and being recognized by the Tribeca Film Institute with a Sloan Development Award. His feature screenplay FREUD, about the young Sigmund Freud as he was developing his theory of dreams, has also won numerous awards, having been recognized by Creative Screenwriting
, Script Pipeline, and the Nicholl Fellowships. Ragussis is also developing a disaster movie about the stock market crash in 1929, and is the co-writer of the screen adaptation of PURPLE AMERICA, the latest novel by Ricky Moody (author of THE ICE STORM). His first feature, IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette, is due for release in August 2016.