Named as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film,’ and a fellow of IFP’s 2011 Emerging Visions symposium, Danielle Lurie is a New York City based filmmaker and photographer. She has been shooting films and photos since graduating from Stanford University in 2000 with a BA in Philosophy.
Danielle’s debut short film, In the Morning, premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, and has won nine film festivals to date. Right after In The Morning, Danielle made the short impromptu documentary 81-Year-Old Sweethearts.
Since In The Morning, Danielle has co-directed a documentary in Uganda where she lived in an IDP (Internally Displaced People) Camp and has directed a feature length documentary following Sheryl Crow’s Global Warming tour through the deep south, produced by Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth). On the narrative side, Danielle has written screenplay adaptations of Jamaica Kincaid’s novel, Lucy, to star Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as well as an excerpt of Nicholas Kristof’s best selling book, Half the Sky, directed by Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, for a PBS series. Danielle is also adapting another Nicholas Kristof NY Times article into a full-length screenplay that she will direct titled Usha, set in the slums of India. Danielle is currently writing the feature-length version of In the Morning, titled Fortunate Sons, that will co-star Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves, Punch Drunk Love), which she will direct.
Short film credits
United States | Jun 2011 | 7:45
When Sam leaves a present for her postman in her mailbox, she is delighted when he leaves her a present back and a romance blossoms between them.
United States | Nov 2006 | 5:45
An 81-year-old man named Jack flies across the country to reunite with his high school sweetheart, Betty, whom he hadn’t seen in 62 years.
United States | Jan 2005 | 9:59
A young woman is brutally attacked, and the responsibility of restoring her family’s lost honor is left in the hands of her younger brother.