Daniele Sestito

Director / Screenwriter / Photographer

Matawan, New Jersey, United States

Daniele Sestito is a director, screenwriter, and creative consultant based in NYC-NJ, where he was raised. He’s been honing his craft as a filmmaker for nearly 10 years and is a BFA graduate of Emerson College. Recently, his work screened at SeriesFest, Dances With Films, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), Catalyst Story Institute, and more. In 2023, he was also a fellow of the AICP’s Mentoring Program. He is currently developing and writing several short films to follow the success of his independent series pilot, Off The Menu. Purpose, discovery, truth, and rhythm are at the heart of his creative process, motivating his expressive use of the craft. His life’s work is to make cinematic stories of all sorts that deeply resonate as much as they entertain, presenting clarity and appreciation towards overlooked aspects of life. Daniele is a dedicated spiritual seeker and modern ascetic. Being a second-generation Italian immigrant, he is also bicultural and bilingual.