Daniele Anastasion is a filmmaker. She directed the film I AM YUP'IK about a native Alaskan teenager on a quest to bring pride to his village, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Her first feature, THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED, received the Sundance award for Best Cinematography and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Called "an extraordinarily complex odyssey" by The LA Times, it follows a Liberian warlord who attempts to reconcile with his victims.

Daniele recently directed RUN MAMA RUN for ESPN Films about an elite runner training to make the U.S. Olympic team while pregnant. It premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy.  She also directed THE PRICE OF CERTAINTY, a NY Times Op-Doc that explores why human beings hate ambiguity and crave certainty. It premiered at the 2017 AFI Docs Festival.

Daniele blends documentary and fiction filmmaking in her commercial work to create stories that are deeply felt and grounded in realism. She's currently writing and developing scripted narratives for film and television. 

 

PRESS

 

'The Price of Certainty' To Screen at IFC Center

AFI Docs Festival Announces Full Lineup for 2017

Indiewire: Tribeca 2017 Short Film Lineup

'Run Mama Run' nominated for Sports Emmy

New York Times Op Docs: The Price Of Certainty

Shoot Online: Up and Coming Directors

Ad Age:  Kaboom, Directors Bureau, Nonfiction Add New Hires

New York Times: What You Should Watch This Weekend

New York Magazine: Sarah Brown Is Trying to Make the Olympic Team

ESPN: Behind the Scenes with Filmmaker Daniele Anastasion

Filmmaker Chosen for First-Ever espnW Film Fellowship

New Lineup of ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries Announced

2016 Sundance Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

Film Slate: ‘I Am Yup’ik’ ESPN 30 for 30 Explores Basketball and Culture

The Atlantic:  Oprah Finds Reasons To Believe

LA Times: Sundance Film Festival, ‘The Redemption of General Butt Naked’

Variety: Review, ‘The Redemption of General Butt Naked’

 

 

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