Talent Guide

Danielle Krudy

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2017


Growing up in Ohio, Danielle (who goes by Krudy) explored storytelling through poetry writing and making movies with her two sisters using her father’s home video camera. Krudy went on to major in Film Studies at Wesleyan University followed by a post-graduate fellowship at the German Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg where she studied camera and shot Versatzstuecke, a feature documentary about the immigrant experience in Germany.

Returning to the U.S., Krudy immersed herself in the world of indie filmmaking in New York City working in the camera department on various indies and later assisting Matthew Libatique, ASC, on several movies including Black Swan.

Krudy later moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to write and direct narrative works including “Julia,” which won Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Short at the 2012 Woodstock Film Festival. As a creative researcher for Annapurna Pictures, Krudy worked directly with directors Bennett Miller, David O. Russell and Chris Cunningham, as well as producer Megan Ellison. Joining forces with Bridget Savage Cole, Krudy founded R.I.P. Dora, a women’s film collective, through which the narrative short, “Serena,” was created by an all-female production team.

Current Project

Blow the Man Down


An accidental murder. An established Madam who does her dirtiest business while the town willingly looks the other way. Fifty grand of cash up for grabs and the local men out to sea. Enter two sisters with nothing and everything to lose.