Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (Madrid, 24 June 1970) is a Spanish screenwriter and film director. He has worked on such series as Farmacia de guardia, Querido maestro and Hospital Central. After receiving a Fulbright scholarship, he did a Masters in Film at Columbia University (New York), where his directing career began.
As a short filmmaker, he has fifteen titles to his name and has earned over 200 awards, including earning a Goya nomination for Exprés, getting shortlisted for the Oscars with Física II and making the official selection in the Venice Film festival with La culpa del alpinista.
His feature film debut, AzulOscuroCasiNegro, has won over 50 awards at festivals worldwide, most notably 3 Goya awards: Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best New Actor. In September 2009 he released his second feature film Gordos, for which Raúl Arévalo would go on to take the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor. The year 2010 featured the release of the film El mal ajeno, directed by Oskar Santos and written by Sánchez Arévalo himself.
In 2010 he also shot his third feature film as a director, Primos, in the Cantabrian township of Comillas. As he himself has stated, it is his first comedy. It is slated for release in 2011.