Daniel Peddle


Los Angeles, California, United States

Artist Daniel Peddle has directed six feature films including Moss (2017), starring Mitchell Slaggert (The Sex Lives of College Girls), who Peddle discovered. Through his work as a “street scout” and co-owner of the international casting company The Secret Gallery, Peddle also discovered actress Jennifer Lawrence and more recently newcomer Daniel Puig (Gran Turismo).

His latest feature, a New York Times Critic’s Pick and winner of the 2024 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Documentary, Beyond the Aggressives: 25 Years Later, is a follow-up to his debut film, The Aggressives (2005), a seminal work on masculine-presenting queer people of color assigned female at birth. Both films are currently available on Showtime/Paramount+.

Film projects in development include Rose Moon, an unconventional love story inspired by true events, and I, Model, a docuseries on the modeling industry. Peddle studied Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill and attended Graduate Film School at NYU. He lives in Los Angeles and is represented by UTA.