Davis, a low-spirited adolescent in Los Angeles, occupies himself by stealing cars in the neighborhood. When he is caught breaking into the car belonging to the owner of a local boxing gym, Davis forms and unlikely friendship with the owner, George, who begins to train him as a boxer. George attempts to provide Davis with a sense of direction in life, but Davis struggles to define himself.
Daniel D'Alimonte is a filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario and alumnus of the University of Toronto where he was selected for Don McKellar's Universal Studios Canada Screenwriting program. He also earned an M.F.A. in directing from the Conservatory of Motion Pictures at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. His mentors included Tom Mankiewicz, Dezso Magyar and Academy Award winner David Ward. Daniel was the recipient of the Cecil B. De Mille Best Director Award as voted by the conservatory's committee. He's also the recipient of the Leo Freedman Outstanding Filmmaker Award for his thesis film The Haymaker, which was voted best short film by audiences in both Sacramento and New York. He's attended the Cannes Short Film Corner and competed in Academy-Qualifying festivals with The Haymaker including the Bermuda International Film Festival and FLICKERS Rhode Island.
Daniel was a script reader at RKO Pictures in Los Angeles before returning to Toronto to attend the Director's Lab at Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Center where he's developing the feature script for The Haymaker.