Danny uses online video to help campaigns build movement and engage activists. He never went to film school, but two years ago at Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, he was given a chance to test his aptitude for video. He has since edited numerous 30-second cable ads and online videos which have achieved notable viral success and peer recognition. With a background in new media and email marketing, his experience with testing how people interact with online content informs how he produces and edits video.
His 2010 Earth Day Remix video featuring Biz Markie showed the diverse movement calling for climate action and was seen over one million times within two weeks. His video Breathe included Alec Baldwin and Margaret Cho and showed the public demanding that clean air be protected from polluters. It was later chosen from over 1,350 submissions as a finalist in YouTube’s 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards.
Danny grew up in New York and lives in San Francisco. He graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2005 with a B.A. in Sociology. He has since worked at several environmental and progressive nonprofits, working on issues ranging from corporate and government accountability to clean energy and climate policy. He enjoys playing the accordion, brewing beer, and admiring vintage motorcycles.