Krista by Danny Madden

Sixteen year old Krista is assaulted on her neighborhood street. She uses a scene study in her drama class to conquer the situation and bring catharsis to her life.

SXSW Special Jury Recognition — Acting — Shirley Chen
SXSW VIMEO Staff Pick Award
DIFF Grand Jury Prize

About The Author

Danny Madden is a director and writer, known for Beast Beast (2020), David Gilmour’s The Girl in the Yellow Dress (2015), and creative directing Thunder Road (2018). He grew up in the southeastern United States making movies with brothers and friends under the moniker ORNANA. His freelance career was built on directing, animation, and sound design. In 2012, he was listed on Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” after ‘(Notes on) Biology’ won the animation prize at SXSW. He has directed 10 Vimeo staff picks, including ‘Krista’ which won the first ever Staff Picks Award at SXSW in 2018 and inspired BEAST BEAST, his debut feature film which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2020 (Executive produced by Alec Baldwin). He worked as Creative Director with Jim Cummings on the 2018 film THUNDER ROAD, and has also directed video shorts for PBS, HBO’s ‘Random Acts of Flyness,’ and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.


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