Danielle Varga is a nonfiction producer who has been working in documentary film and television for the past decade. She most recently produced Brett Story’s The Hottest August (True/False, SXSW ‘19), which opens theatrically in November 2019 and is being distributed by Grasshopper Film and PBS-Independent Lens. She co-produced Kirsten Johnson's award-winning film Cameraperson (Sundance '16), which won numerous awards around the world, including the Cinema Eye Honors award for Outstanding Nonfiction Feature, was short-listed for an Oscar, distributed b Janus Films/The Criterion Collection and broadcast on POV. She was consulting producer on Charm City (Tribeca ‘18) and This is Home (Sundance ‘18) and her additional credits include Teenage and 1971.
Danielle was listed on DOC NYC’s inaugural list of “40 Under 40” filmmakers to watch. She was a 2016-2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, has led producing workshops at Union Docs, and has pitched projects at Hot Docs Forum, CPH:DOX Forum, IFP Week and the Sundance Creative Producing Summit. She is interested in producing work that pushes boundaries in form and takes artistic risk. Danielle grew up in Fresh Meadows, Queens and currently lives in Brooklyn.