Though she’s been a Brooklyn resident for 9 years, Danielle Calodney’s first love is her home state of Texas. Fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a UT Longhorn, she received a degree in Radio-TV-Film as well as English Lit, which at the time she assumed was her practical major.
Since then, Danielle has directed award-winning campaigns for Philips, American Airlines, MoMA, PwC, and many more. Danielle’s commercial work features diverse faces and stories, and blurs the line between narrative and documentary, as she finds the power of memory the best place to start a story.
Danielle’s boundless energy and positive vibes create sets where talent, client, and crew feel excited, welcome, and like they can create at their highest level.
Danielle has traveled all over the world shooting and directing documentaries. Most recently she’s found herself filming Mayan shamans in Guatemala, deep in underground copper mines in Chile, and delivering desks to schools in South Africa with Desmond Tutu’s family.
Danielle’s other work includes music videos for Seratones, Khruangbin, The Downtown Boys, and Durand Jones & The Indications that have garnered millions of YouTube views.
In 2019, her ad campaign for Philips, There’s Always a Way, won 2 Global Bronze Awards at New York Festivals. As well, she has received two Silver Telly Awards for her work with the Child Mind Institute and MoMA.