Daniele Anastasion is a director and writer with more than a decade of experience creating critically acclaimed documentaries and television series.
She recently directed “I Am Yup’ik” for ESPN’s 30 for 30 Shorts, 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, the film follows a former Liberian warlord as he seeks forgiveness from his victims.
Recent work includes writing and producing the groundbreaking series “Belief” for Oprah Winfrey, a cinematic exploration of spirituality around the world. Daniele spent three seasons filming inside prisons for National Geographic’s Emmy-nominated series “Hard Time, ” an unflinching look at life behind bars in America. In India, she worked on an Emmy-nominated investigation into the organ trade.
As a director of commercials, she draws upon years of experience filming real life to tell stories that are emotionally authentic. Daniele splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and Washington, DC, where she lives with her husband.”