Daniel Presley is an American screenwriterauthor, record producer, composer, and songwriter. He lives in the Netherlands and travels everywhere. His production company is Nolita Productions. 


His first film Populaire won Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best First Feature at the COLCOA Festival. His second film The Translators was released in 30 countries.


Atheneum (Simon & Schuster) published his first novel, A Whale in Paris, in May 2018. He’s finishing two other novels for younger readers.

His short fiction has appeared in The Literary ReviewThe Minnesota Review, Hunger MountainWigleaf, Hobart, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere.

Musical Life: Recording Artist, Record Producer, Composer, and Songwriter

Daniel Presley signed his first songwriting contract with Polygram Universal Publishing while finishing his University degrees of Music Theory / Composition. Shortly after, he launched his band, Moth Macabre, signed to Interscope Records.

As a record producer her worked with Faith No More, The Breeders, Jewel, Spain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tara Maclean, and Cradle of Filth. He continued his work after moving to Paris with Cali, Luke, Dionysos, and Tarja Turunen. His latest production was the album The Total Space by Boa Morte.

In the Netherlands, he produced two albums for The Sheer and wrote songs together with Bart van Liemt. He also joined the Swedish songwriting team Vacuum. Together they wrote, among others, the K-pop smash hit “Chu~♡” by South Korean group f(x).