Danielle Lessovitz is a San Francisco-born writer/director in film and advertising. She is based in New York City and works internationally in countries such as Italy, Ecuador, Brazil, and China. Trained in documentary film at Northwestern's prestigious Annenberg School of Communications she discovered a passion in screenwriting and directing through her documentary work. Her most recent screenwriting effort, Mobile Homes, which she cowrote with Vladimir de Fontenay, premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section at Cannes 2017.
She is currently embarking on her directorial debut Port Authority which has been awarded grants by the Torino Film Lab, France's CNC Cinema du Monde and New York Council of the Arts. Martin Scorsese will Executive Produce the film along with Sophie Mas + Lourenço St' Anna. Producers are Rodrigo Teixeira from RT Features, Virginie Lacombe from Madeliene Film and Zachary Kislevitz.
She completed her MFA in Film Directing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is represented by André Des Rochers, Esq. of Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP.