Hi there! I’m Dandan, a documentary filmmaker, creative educator, and monk-at-heart living in the Italian countryside.
As a self-taught filmmaker, I love foraging for unique stories around the world that illuminate the interconnections among us. I started making films while on a 4 year journey living in monasteries around the world. One film led to the next, and after persevering for many years, I found myself working full time on film crews and streaming my films on Roku, Apple TV, museums, trains, and airplanes. I’m passionate about teaching filmmaking, because I believe that everyone can make amazing films without spending thousands of dollars or years in film school. My classes differ from others in that they emphasize an artisanal approach, using minimal, lightweight equipment to craft high quality, resonant films.
When I’m not filmmaking, I love getting my hands messy in diverse mediums such as writing and pottery. For me, creativity is not just a hobby, but the basis for a joyful, meaningful life. I firmly believe that everyone is a creative. We just have to unpeel all the false, outdated layers of ourselves so we can access it. So, my other passion is helping others reconnect with their creativity so they can inhabit an authentic, spark-filled life.
The fun awaits. Check out my courses below!
Cheering you on,