Danielle is a Columbia College Chicago senior in the Cinema & Television Department, studying Television Directing and Production. She’s contributed to collectives such as The Light Leaks and worked on Columbia’s campus as a content producer for Frequency TV. Her work in digital media has been a passion since high school, where she learned live directing for news and was handpicked to create a short film for Christopher Coppola’s film festival.

‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and finding a place in a man’s world

I first saw Gurinder Chadha’s “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002) in my Film as Literature class when I was sixteen. I remember the film sticking out to me because I wondered, why haven’t I seen this film yet? If I had seen this film when I was eight, would I still have quit my Flower Power U-10 soccer team?

‘Booksmart’: Class of Gen Z

Throw a reunion if you’ve graduated within the last ten years because “Booksmart” is the most accurate depiction of what it’s like to be a high schooler in the 2010s.

2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit

The work I saw was crafted with time and effort and filled more than just quotas. They were filling us with inspiration for a future in which female-identifying filmmakers are … Continue reading 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit