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40. Daniel Algarin

40. Daniel Algarin

Director of Dread Pirate Roberts, the YouTube hit about Ross Ulbricht's final moments before his arrest

Welcome filmmaker Daniel Algarin to The Carousel. A working Hollywood creative director/editor, Algarin came up under David Fincher at Rock, Paper, Scissors, and has found great success cutting trailers for major film releases.

But, unlike your typical Hollywood hack, Algarin actually has something to say. His viral YouTube hit Dread Pirate Roberts depicts Silk Road-founder Ross Ulbricht in his own words in the moments before his arrest. It’s the perfect short. Incisive, cinematic, perfectly-crafted, thematically-complex—a successful attempt to bring filmic quality to the small screen.

If you haven’t watched it yet, I can’t think of a better way to spend four minutes of your time:

Check out Algarin’s Substack Thoughtcrime for more of his work.

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