Danielle Stallings: Director, Picture Editor, Producer, Writer


As the recipient of a full 4-year college scholarship in both dance and drama from the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, Danielle auditioned for and was accepted into USC's theater conservatory program, where she earned a BFA studying with world theater luminaries. At USC she directed two stage productions and performed in more than ten while spending two summers working on and offstage with Festival Theater USA at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and another performing off-Broadway. Film classes at USC and Ohio State University convinced her that, as a medium, film is the best way to apply all of the artistic disciplines she enjoys: storytelling, choreography, photography and music, in concert. After learning film fundamentals by working on scores of student films at Loyola Marymount University, Danielle's sixth film, "Porn Queens of the 70's", a verite style short about the tumultuous lives of porn stars earned her DGA recognition two years before "Boogie Nights" was produced. "Haunted Planet" is one of two 35mm shorts Danielle has produced in recent years. "Up Under the Roof", the other, is based on a classic story by Manly Wade Wellman and is in post-production. Danielle currently pays the rent by working as a film paralegal at the elite law firm of Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown in Beverly Hills. She's also a member of AEA and ATAS.