Danielle Gibson is a writer, director based in Los Angeles with an MFA in Film Directing from Chapman University ‘21. She received her undergraduate degree in Electronic Media and Film from Towson University. Currently, she works as the Administrative and Operations Specialist in California Institute of the Art’s School of Theater as well as a freelance Director for short films & music videos.

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Danielle’s aspiration is to direct  movies and create space for women and minorities like her within the industry. Previously she has interned for organizations that seek to do the same, such as the Woman and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMMFest), The Maryland Film Festival, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and The Female Gaze Film Festival. She got her start in the film industry by working for the Knight Takes King Productions LLC on their 6th Season of House of Cards, and from there was encouraged to pursue her directorial dreams. Her work has screened at a variety of festivals including the Made in Baltimore Film Fest, Feminist Border Art Film Fest, and the Festival de Cannes in the Creative Minds Group Marketing block.

Directors Reel (2021)


Danielle studied screenwriting under Marc May and Michael Angelella at Towson University, and Paul wolanski and William Stribling at Chapman university. Additionally, she studied genre theory under her professor, mentor, and friend Thomas Ethan Harris.

Danielle often explores social and political topics in any genre she writes. Currently, she is leaning into her strength of writing surrealist comedies and is exploring a newfound interest in satire since it strongly correlates with making striking critiques. Her recently completed thesis film is a highly stylized thematic based comedy that visualizes black girl magic through magical realism.


Danielle recently received her MFA in Directing from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. She studied under John Badham, Jeffery Stanzler, Martha Cooliage, and Rachel Goldberg. She wrote and directed her thesis film “Red Velvet” which has more updates to come. Her previous works can be found under the “My Productions” tab.



As a producer, Danielle is team oriented and takes pride in assembling her creative teams with like-minded, good hearted, and experienced people who continually seek personal growth.

She has primarily produced short films and music videos such as Halloweenies, Plan Bee, Marci’s White Rabbit, Fading, Beauty Killer, and Red Velvet.

Collaborating is Caring

I’m always excited to work with new people. Shoot me a message and we’ll get to planning.