Filmmaker, photographer, vegan foodie.
Danielle spends her days finding people their dream homes mainly via serendipity.
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 – and real estate agent at The Corcoran Group. She graduated 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 six film festivals to date including ‘Best Narrative Short’ at the Oscar qualifying Nashville Film Festival. In November 2005, In The Morning was invited to screen before the U.S. Congress at the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on Honor Killings, and later screened before UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women). Right after In The Morning, Danielle made the short impromptu documentary 81-Year-Old Sweethearts, about an 81-year-old man she randomly met on a plane who was flying across the country to re-meet his high school sweetheart after 62 years – which was has reached over half a million views online (YouTube and Vimeo combined).
Danielle has filmed a documentary in Uganda where she lived in an IDP (Internally Displaced People) Camp as well as 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.
In 2011, Danielle wrote and directed the short film, Tiny Miny Magic, which is a whimsical tale of a love story gone postal, starring Jennifer Lafleur and Ross Partridge. Danielle’s most recent short film, Intuition, was filmed in the summer of 2013 in Barcelona, Spain and is a Vimeo Staff Pick (watch it here – like, right over there ->).
Danielle is currently adapting another Nicholas Kristof NY Times article into a full-length screenplay about a female vigilante in India that she will direct titled Usha. She is also writing a female buddy comedy about birth.
Danielle is a member of Film Fatales, a NYC based collective of female filmmakers:filmfatalesnyc.com/
Danielle is also an exhibiting photographer, painter, and video-artist. She also writes about women in film for Filmmaker Magazine. You can read her piece and see her photographs of the Women of Sundance here: filmmakermagazine.com/83257-the-women-of-sundance-2014/