Daniella Nowitz started her career as a still photographer and has been published in the National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler and The Guardian. Her first feature, LIVE CARGO (2017), was praised for its cinematography in Indiewire, the New York Times and the Village Voice. Variety named it "one of the most evocatively shot debut films in recent memory". She most recently lensed the film MARIA about female vigilantes in the Philippines drug war, produced for Bron Studios and Reality Entertainment. An alum of the AFI Cinematography MFA program, Dani’s work has screened at Sundance, Tribeca, AFI and other major festivals.