Danielle Harris at Adventure Con, in June 2008.
|Born||Danielle Andrea Harris
June 1, 1977
Plainview, New York, United States
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress, director|
|Spouse(s)||David Gross (m. 2014)|
I chose to stylize 'Among Friends' and add a dark comedic element because I didn't want to get pigeonholed as a genre director. I have a pretty dark sense of humor and knew that in order to get distribution, I had to do something in the genre for my first time out.
I don't know what I'd do if I was making a romantic comedy; I wouldn't feel like I was earning my $100 a day.
Directing is a very long process, and I have to be in love with it if I want to give up two years of my life and live with it from beginning to end!
The characters I've played as an actress have been really challenging and emotionally rewarding, but there was just something missing. I was finding over and over again that directors were looking to me to help with troubles on set as far as characters' relationships, special effects and story points were concerned.
'Among Friends' was really well written and had strong characters, and while all the elements were there to make it a great genre film, it also left room for me to put a creative flair on it that wasn't your typical slasher or psychological thriller.