Danielle Renfrew Behrens / FOUNDER
Danielle Renfrew Behrens is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She has premiered seven films at the Sundance Film Festival, including Emmy nominated KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK and GRANDMA, which garnered Lily Tomlin rave reviews and a Golden Globe nomination. Rolling Stone called MONTAGE “the most intimate rock doc ever” and GRANDMA sold in a preemptive bid before its premiere in the prestigious closing night slot.
THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES was the Opening Night film of Sundance 2012 where it won the Best Director Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition. It was acquired on the first night of the festival and went on to win numerous awards and accolades. The New York Times called QUEEN “a gaudy guilty please that is also a piece of trenchant social criticism” and Entertainment Weekly wrote “Grade A! Succulently entertaining. The next big documentary-as cultural touchstone.”
AMERICAN SON premiered in Dramatic Competition in 2008. The film captivated critics and has a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. WAITRESS, one of the biggest sales at Sundance 2007, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best Screenplay, went on to earn more than $19 million at the box office and has been adapted into a Broadway musical. NOVEMBER premiered in Competition in 2004 and received the Grand Jury Price for Cinematography. GROOVE was the first sale of Sundance 2000 and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Low Budget Feature.
Other credits include DOUBLE DARE, featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Lynda Carter. The film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on become an audience favorite worldwide. Danielle also produced Miramax’s DALTRY CALHOUN starring Johnny Knoxville, Juliette Lewis and Elizabeth Banks and executive produced by Quentin Tarantino.
Danielle is a Sundance Women's Initiative Fellow and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for producing. She has served on the jury for the Los Angeles Film Festival, Aspen ShortsFest, and the Starz Denver Film Festival. She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and two children.