Finger Chili Productions is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is better known to the rest of the world as Daniel Carlton. When Daniel isn’t working on a film or writing music, chances are high that you’ll find him enjoying the local cuisine, trout fishing in one of the state’s local streams or watching bad horror films on Netflix.

Daniel is also the founding member of the band Shatner Powerslide, Santa Fe’s premier music irritant.


  • Award of Excellence, 2018 Southern Shorts Awards for “A Bitter Reckoning”
  • Best New Age Song, 2017 New Mexico Music Awards for “The Things We Can’t Escape”
  • Nomination for Best Religious Song, 2017 New Mexico Music Awards for “The Broken Made New”
  • Award of Distinction, 2016 Southern Shorts Awards for “Uncle Max”
  • Award of Merit, 2016 Southern Shorts Awards for “The Backroom”
  • Best Score, 2015 Albuquerque 48Hr Film Project for “Bunker Punks”

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