Documentary Filmmaker | Contemplative Creative
Hi there! I’m Dandan, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, creative educator, and monk-at-heart living in the Italian countryside.
As a self-taught filmmaker, 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.
My other passion is helping others build flourishing creative lives from their truth. Once a year, I lead my signature program called Unravel, which brings people on a playful journey of self discovery. If you're feeling lost, stuck, or like you're just going through the motions- definitely check it out on my website.
The fun awaits. Check out my courses below! Feel free to connect with me on instagram too @dandanliustudio.
Cheering you on,