Daniella Eisman grew up in Cape Town, South Africa & used story-telling as a means of expression during a politically rife climate. She was a record-breaking swimmer & competitive dancer & she started her US career as an actor & performer. She joined SAG in 1999 but realized her passion lay in story-telling behind the camera.
Daniella directed multiple episodes of “The Mindy Project” & the acclaimed short film, “Mr. Maple Leaf.” She also returned to direct multiple episodes of the MTV turned Facebook comedy “Loosely Exactly Nicole.” She recently directed her 2nd episode of NBC’s “Superstore" & ABC's "Splitting Up Together."
Daniella has extensive on-set experience as a 1st Assistant Director- leading cast & crew with her commanding presence & focused approach. She’s AD’ed on Grey's Anatomy (where the team was nominated for a DGA award), Medium, Mistresses, Growing up Fisher, Getting On, HawthoRNe and Powerless to name a few.
Daniella’s used these years of working hand in hand with top notch directors to transform her skills & shape who she is as a director today. These invaluable experiences have helped find her own original directing voice allowing her to thoughtfully craft & mold her episodes.