DIRECTORS


DANIELLE BERNSTEIN

Danielle Bernstein is the founder of Clear Films, the full service, story driven production company that uses media to amplify social and environmental struggles affecting our global community.  She is an award winning writer, producer, director, and editor of independent film.  Committed to film as a form of activism, Danielle's mission is to positively influence the community around her one film at a time.

Danielle's directorial debut, When Clouds Clear, attended over 50 film festivals and was the recipient of numerous awards.  Her last feature documentary, Imba Means Sing screened at the United Nations, received two IndieFest awards and is distributed in over 37 languages worldwide by Sony Entertainment and Delta, and it is now available worldwide on Netflix. Her current feature project, Homemade, is the recipient of the 2016 Creative Vision Program Grant and will be released in 2017. She is a winner of a Cine Golden Eagle Award, Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara film festival, recipient of the NYSCA grant, and was Nominated Best Environmental Documentary of the Decade for When Clouds Clear.  She is also a Film Fatales and a member of NEXUS.

 Danielle and Jason and partners in life and film.  Outside of their media endeavors, they have a growing family and are based in Atlanta, Georgia.

 


JASON MARIS

Jason Maris is from the Chicagoland area and moved to Atlanta in 1993.  He is a freelance editorial and commercial filmmaker and a photographer with over twenty years of experience in the industry and the recipient of numerous ad awards over the course of his career. Jason has traveled extensively documenting projects for a diverse client base, including the United States Marine Corps, Turner Broadcasting, Nike, Bridgestone Golf, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Magazine, Smith & Wesson, and National Peanut Boards. As a Getty photographer his editorial work has been published nationally and internationally in publications such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, and ESPN.  He most recently worked on the award-winning feature length documentary Imba Means Sing as the Director of Photography.  

Outside of his commercial career, Jason is a father and artist. He was a curator at Gallery L1, an arts and events space located on the Atlanta Beltline, from 2012 until the Gallery's closing in 2017.  Jason also directed Homemade, a durational documentary illustrating the ambiguous nature of Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.  Homemade is now in post production and will be released in late 2017.