Daniele Anastasion

Daniele Anastasion is a documentary and commercial director.

She directed I AM YUP'IK for ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts, which 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. Called "an extraordinarily complex odyssey" by The LA Times, the film follows a former Liberian warlord who seeks forgiveness from his victims.

Daniele recently directed RUN MAMA RUN, about an elite runner trying to make the U.S. Olympic team while pregnant. It premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary Series. 

Previous work includes writing and producing Oprah Winfrey's BELIEF and National Geographic's Emmy-nominated series HARD TIME. Most recently, she directed THE PRICE OF CERTAINTY, an Op-Doc for the NY Times that explores the psychology of political polarization. It premiered at the 2017 AFI Docs Film Festival.

Daniele splits her time between New York and Washington, DC, where she lives with her husband.