About All In Films:
Michelle Danner and Alexandra Guarnieri head the independent film production company, All In Films, and have produced several films, including Hello Herman, and soon to be released, The Bandit Hound. All in Films, has several film projects in development, including a television series of The Bandit Hound and a sequel to the movie. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary.
“The Bandit Hound” is a Dove certified Family Friendly movie being released by Alchemy on April 12, 2016, on VOD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
“Hello Herman” written by John Buffalo Mailer, starred Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead” and “Boondock Saints”) and Martha Higareda (“McFarland, USA” and “Carlos”). “Hello Herman,” is a compelling drama about a tragic Columbine-esque school shooting and its devastating effects. The movie premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and had its international premiere at the Monaco Charity Film Festival winning the award for socially relevant film and was released in 2014 nationwide.
In 2006, she made her feature film-directing debut with “How to Go Out on a Date in Queens,” which won four LA Film Awards including Best Director. It starred Jason Alexander, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman, Kimberly Williams, Rob Estes, and Alison Eastwood.
Michelle Danner is considered one of the top acting coaches in Los Angeles as well as film and stage director and author.
It was her father, who opened the very first William Morris Agency in Paris, France, that instilled a strong passion and work ethic in her that has stayed with her throughout her life.
Michelle has taught acting for the last 24 years and has worked with many A-List Actors privately and on set including: James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Salma Hayek, Henry Cavill, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Chris Martin, Penelope Cruz, Isla Fisher, Michael Pena, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jennifer Coolidge, Christian Slater, Catherine Bell, Michelle Rodriguez, Grant Bowler, Melanie Brown, Verne Troyer, Gabrielle Union, Common, Rob Estes, Marcia Cross, Kate Del Castillo, Brian McKnight, and many others.
Voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. She was brought in for her expert coaching on the WB show The Starlet and was featured with Andy Richter on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
Michelle trained extensively in Paris and New York with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. She was the Managing Director of the Larry Moss Studio since it’s inception in Los Angeles for 20 years.
She is the Founding Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts and raised $1.3 million to construct the two theaters and the art gallery at the Center. At the opening ceremony, Steven Spielberg commented, “Here we have a venue that can turn out some extremely experienced, daring and resourceful artists.” She is currently serving as Artistic Director and teaches ongoing acting classes in LA at the Michelle Danner Studio, housed at Edgemar.
She teaches acting seminars internationally in South America, Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, New York, Sydney and Australia. She has taught in several cities including: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Istanbul, Paris, and Moscow.
Michelle has directed and acted in over thirty plays and musicals in New York and Los Angeles. Her favorite acting credits include Tennessee William’s The Rose Tattoo, which garnered LA Weekly critic’s pick and five Dramalogue awards including best actress; House of Yes, Bright Ideas, Ibsen’s Ghosts the world premiere of One White Crow.
Her highlights at Edgemar have been pioneering new works that include The Night of the Black Cat, a world premiere and winner of the 2005 Best Musical of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards. She directed the world premiere of Mental the Musical, winner of several 17th Annual TicketHolder awards for acting and musical score. She wrote and directed the world premiere of You’re on the Air, an improv based comedy which is in development to become a movie. She directed the west coast premiere of Hello Herman by John Buffalo Mailer and co-directed Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion starring Anne Archer.
Michelle also produced and acted in the award-winning short film Dos Corazones, which premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and went on to win Best Cinematography & Audience Favorite at the Malibu Film Festival.
In 2006, she made her feature film directing debut How to go Out on a Date in Queens which was nominated and won four L.A. Film Awards including Best Director. It starred Jason Alexander, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman, Kimberly Williams, Rob Estes and Alison Eastwood. Her production company, All in Films, has several projects in the works: You’re on the Air, The Bandit Hound II, and The Will To…
In April 2011, she completed Hello Herman starring Norman Reedus (AMC’s The Walking Dead), Martha Higareda, and Garrett Backstrom. The film premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival to a sold out audience and had its international premiere at the Monaco Charity Film Festival where it won the award for social relevance. It opened in June 2013 and was distributed on VOD in 100 million homes across the U.S. by Warner Brothers.
She is putting the finishing touches on her acting book, The Golden Box, which will be released in early 2017. Her latest film, The Bandit Hound, a family comedy starring Catherine Bell, Lou Ferigno, Judd Nelson, Paul Sorvino, and Verne Troyer, was released in 2016 by Alchemy and is available in stores and the following digital platforms. Check Film Director & Los Angeles acting coach Michelle Danner’s future producing & directing projects. *Visit her film production company “All In Films,”
Michelle’s two new acting books: The Daily Ritual and The Golden Box will be released in 2017.