Danielle Thorn

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locationToronto, ON Canada

Danielle Thorn

Film and video professional with 10+ years of experience.
Danielle Thorn

About me

Storytelling is fundamental to our humanity.

The fact that we can combine the spoken word, music, and visual art - mediums that have been the basis of storytelling for centuries - into a cohesive film project gives me chills in the best way possible.

Every single project I work on, I try to find the story that will tie the piece together. The thread that will help an audience emotionally invest in the subject matter before them.

Throughout my career I've had the pleasure of working with a variety of companies, but my favourite clients have been those who strive to make the world a better place through social and environmental mandates. These are the types of clients I would love to continue working for in the future.

My roles and specialties


branded documentaries, cinematography


sizzle reels, narrative projects, story editing

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What does the perfect job look like to you?

To me, the perfect job is a project that I can see through from start to finish. One that I am heavily involved with on the visual side through cinematography, and the story side through editing. It would be working with clients who are striving to make the world a better place through environmentalism and social programs. It would be branded content with a purpose.

What is the most significant (to you) project you have worked on?

The most significant project that I have worked on would be a 30min documentary called The Afterlife of Waste.

This was a branded documentary (co-produced by Bullfrog Power and BASF Canada) that took a look at the creation and management of plastic waste in Canada, and the importance of moving to a circular economy.

We first discussed this project in December of 2019 with the intention of filming the summer of 2020... unfortunately the world had other plans. With plastic pollution increasing over the course of the pandemic, it further proved the importance of creating a circular economy, and ultimately led to the decision to pivot from an in person shoot to filming interviews entirely on Zoom, and filling b-roll with stock footage.

While this isn't initially what we all had in mind in creating this doc, the process was very collaborative, and I am incredibly proud of the finished project, in spite of the fact that none of us left our house to make it.

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