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Danny Mendoza

New York, New York

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About Me

Danny Mendoza is an accomplished director/writer/producer/actor who has worked in television, new media, film, and theatre. With more than four years' experience in production and post production, he was a videographer, cinematographer, and editor for a number of NYC-based projects; among them, Ballet Hispanico, the Broadway 24-hour play festival, The Arden Project, The Old Vic's T.S. Eliot U.S./U.K. Exchange, "The No Pants Subway Ride," and a series of online culinary segments titled "Behind the Burner," which also aired on Bravo and NBC affiliate stations it the tri-state area. A film major and honors scholar graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Danny completed his first film, Familiar Voices, in 2008, while still an undergraduate. This film focuses on reactions to the crisis in Darfur and features interviews with Mia Farrow, Nobel Peace Prize winners Elie Weisel and Jody Williams, and a host of community and civic leaders; the award-winning feature documentary screened at 34 festivals in 7 countries, winning over a dozen awards. It can be viewed on Hulu, and it has been selected to be a part of the permanent collection at the Library of Congress. Most recently, Danny completed work as scriptwriter on a breast cancer documentary for IMAGINA-US & Discovery Networks.

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