Welcome back to Season 2 of The Creative Freelancer, I’m your host David Bracetty and on this episode, our guest is D.C. based writer and director Daniel Anastasion. I first discovered Daniele’s work on I am Yupik, a short film about a native Alaskan teenager’s quest to preserve his culture, 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. She also is the director behind Run Mama Run an episodic series that follows Olympic hopeful Sarah Brown as they trains for the Olympic Trials while pregnant.

We recently sat down to discuss her process as it relates to directing, her need to tell these stories and the importance of relationships coming up in the film industry.


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