Daniel Schorr was born in Rio de Janeiro, where he studied social communications, specializing in film animation. His first film, Viagem de ônibus, received the First Prize for Animation in Havana. In the 1980s, Daniel trained in animation in Brazil with visiting NFB filmmakers and subsequently became the first Latin American director to be hired by the NFB animation studio. In Montreal, Daniel worked on several National Film Board of Canada productions, including Jours de plaine (1990), Dinosaurs: Piecing It All Together (1991) and Snow Cat (1998). His film Recital received the Best Direction Prize in Festival de Recife, Brazil . He also co-directed the award-winning Jonas and Lisa (1995) on children's rights. Dominoes, (2006), his most recent National Film Board of Canada film, is part of the ShowPeace Series on conflict resolution. It was animated under the camera with paper cut-outs in tribute to NFB animation film pioneers.