Documentary Filmmaker | Contemplative Creative
Hi there! I’m Dandan, an Emmy award-winning documentary 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 cultivate creative mindfulness practices. I truly believe that staying present and connected with yourself is the foundation for success in every area of life.
The fun awaits. Check out my courses below! Feel free to connect with me on instagram too @inuastudio.
Cheering you on,