The Hero’s Journey of Daniel Coffaro

Hi, I’m Daniel, I’m a creative writer, also working as film producer and screenwriter.

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

Writing means being honest, so it’s a difficult work. You had to tell the truth, even if it’s a fictional one, and you had to be able to manage the sharpest feelings. But sometimes something peculiar happens and the stories you write give you the breath back you were looking for.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

Perfect happiness is the fictional truth I was talking about.

What is my greatest fear?

I’ve got no time to lose, and I’m just caught up in all the cattle.” ♪♫♪

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I successfully collect the all seven deadly sins and I don’t know which of them is sitting on the throne right now.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Why? Doesn’t Roberto Bolaño still lives through his books? Ok ok, so… Denis Villeneuve.

What is my greatest extravagance?

My cats are my family.

On what occasion would I lie?

“Ok, it’s 10.00 pm now, if I read again these two lines that I try to write from this morning and I finally like themwait waitoh damn!”

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

It is not bodily enough.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Oh, happiness, you again? Leave me with my gloom

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Travelling makes me nervous and I really do not like it.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Oh, well, I don’t know. I think I’m really proud everytime my characters take their own third psychological dimension. But maybe this is their achievement, not mine…

Where would I most like to live?

I’ve got southern roots, but I love the north. The one with the cold and the constellations that rise from the dark and the snow, the reindeer, the fireplace, the innermost thoughts, the herb tea, the woods, …

What is my most treasured possession?

The old photo of my seven year old mom. How can I blame this charming child? It remains me that everything starts and everything ends, so what really matter?

What is my most marked characteristic?

Joyful people say I’m a shady guy. I don’t know if this is a shallow or a deep remark.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The suburbs.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I love homemade bread, I love cooking, I worship beer, wine, scotch whiskyIf you need come to my home.

What books influenced my life and how?

The Picture of Dorian Graytaught me that pettiness is not a taboo. “A Farewell to Arms made me think that I can feel comfort in the natural uneasiness. “2666” for a thousand reasons.

Who are my favorite writers?

Roberto Bolaño, Cesare Pavese and Louis-Ferdinand Céline are controversial authors who know how to go in-depth with their words full of passion and loneliness. This ambivalence is the vey core of the human pathos.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Alice in chainsDown in a hole

Korn – “4u

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Rust Cohle – “True detective”

Princes Caroline – “Bojack Horseman

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Elon Musk, Ai Weiwei, Kevin Carter and the indigenous guardians of the Amazon forest.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Winter’s bone”

What role plays art in my life and work?

“Art” is a word invented by the dealers.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Visnù, one of my cats. Or maybe Kalì

Whom would I like to work with in 2019/2020?

I really want to produce a mockumentary called: “I and Gerard Depardieu in his modest maison near the vineyard wasting time speaking about everything”.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019/2020?

I’ll hug the fate. Wait wait, Shin’ichirō Watanabe!

What project, in 2019/2020, am I looking forward to work on?

I would like to write a story for a big videogame company like CD projekt RED or Quantic Dream.

Where can you see me or my work in 2019/2020?

My best works are unpublished and if I’m lucky they will remain so.

What do the wordsPassion Never Retiresmean to me?

Well, people need a slogan.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

Oh no, we got it all wrong! Sorry Peter, I read just now you were looking for a creative hero. I’m just a writer. Maybe you can search for a farmer, or a priest, or a philosopher, or a soldier, …

How can you contact me?

You can find me on facebook or writing me an e-mail at this address:

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