Graduate Diploma Film, Television and Digital Media (Television Producing), 2007
After graduating with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts in Theatre, it was Danielle’s love of storytelling that saw her go on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Television Producing at AFTRS. It was here that Danielle learned the craft of creating story for TV and honed her skills in scriptwriting, format development, pitching and producing, working closely with industry experts to create unique and contemporary content that would engage and entertain audiences.
Following AFTRS, Danielle secured an internship at the ABC and successfully mastered the art of a decoy for The Chaser team, a role she thoroughly enjoyed and one which put her theatre skills to good use. This was also her first introduction to comedy in the TV landscape and planted a seed for what was to come.
The opportunity to tell people’s stories and shed light on important issues is one that Danielle considers a great privilege. She has been fortunate to collaborate on some highly regarded documentary projects in recent years, including the gritty social ob-doc series, Struggle Street for SBS, exploring the lives of people living in low socio-economic areas and their daily struggles to break the cycle of poverty. She has also produced on the renowned series, Who Do You Think You Are? for SBS, tracing the ancestry of well-known Australians and discovering family secrets from their past. Following these, Danielle was a Senior Story Producer on Australia’s first series of One Born Every Minute, for Network Ten, a personally highly rewarding series and one that she holds close to her heart.
More recently, Danielle combined her passions, Field Producing on one of Australia’s most loved programs, Gogglebox Australia, before stepping into the role of Series Producer and the beginning of 2021. A multi-Logie and ACCTA winner, Gogglebox Australia continues to win over the hearts of its audiences both in Australia and overseas. When Danielle is not glued to the box, she is madly chasing her 10,000-a-day step count to make up for all the time she spends consuming content.
The life-long friendships that were formed as well as learning from our wonderfully encouraging and fearless course leader, Louise Clarke. The opportunities we were given to create content in the studio, including a TV pilot, was another highlight.
Story Producing on Australia’s first series of One Born Every Minute. A front row seat to new life is about as good as it gets, and the opportunity to work alongside the incredible team of midwives and doctors was an exhilarating and life-affirming experience that I will never forget.