Danielle Krieger and Casey Warren are an award winning commercial-directing duo MINDCASTLE.
Together they are known for their powerful emotional storytelling. They developed their cinematic eye with a foundation in photography that flourished into directing. While in college, they were approached by ESPN to create a piece for the NFL Draft. This led to working on numerous films, commercials and TV shows, traveling all over the world and working with top sports athletes and celebrities such as Derek Jeter, Floyd Mayweather, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman & Dave Mathews Band to name a few.
MINDCASTLE has collaborated with brands such as Patrón, ESPN, Canon, The New York Rangers, ARRI, Freefly Systems and Major League Baseball to create engaging, striking and impactful films. MINDCASTLE’s work has acquired numerous accolades including the One Show’s One to Watch directors, Young Director’s Awards at Cannes, One Screen Festival’s Emerging Writers as well as an Emmy Award. Recently, they have won a Clio for their work with The New York Rangers. Casey and Danielle thrive in collaborative settings and love to work with brands and agencies to build ideas from the ground up. They are known for creating a “world” for their films where they build scenes with layered character and texture. They love to be a part of the whole process, often designing and creating unique props and elements for their films such as over one hundred hand-created basketball team branded mixtapes for their film “Mixtape” for ESPN. They worked with ARRI on the development of the Alexa Mini, providing feedback on the design and functionality. This led them to create the successful and award winning launch film “The Journey.” They have a keen eye for design and when not working on films, one can find them tracking down and refinishing mid-century furniture or traveling around the world to seek inspiration for their next film.
Awards & Recognition
2017 ADC YOUNG GUNS - DIRECTOR
2017 EMERGING DIRECTORS - ONE SCREEN FESTIVAL - "Hikari" - WINNER
2017 CLIO SPORTS AWARD BRONZE - RANGERS - SINCE
2017 'YDA' YOUNG DIRECTOR'S AWARD - SHORTLIST "HIKARI"
2017 SHOTS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - FINALIST
2016 YOUNG DIRECTOR'S AWARD - SHORTLIST BROADCAST "ESPN MIXTAPE"
2016 ONE TO WATCH - ONE SHOW- WINNER DIRECTING
2016 EMERGING DIRECTOR - ONE SCREEN FESTIVAL "FROM 1994" SHORTLIST
2016 EMERGING DIRECTORS- ONE SCREEN FESTIVAL "THE JOURNEY" SHORTLIST
2016 EMERGING WRITER - ONE SCREEN FESTIVAL "FROM 1994" WINNER
2015 YOUNG DIRECTOR'S AWARD - WINNER WEBFILM "THE JOURNEY"
2015 YOUNG DIRECTOR'S AWARD - SHORTLIST SHORTFILM "THE JOURNEY"
2014 YOUNG DIRECTOR'S AWARD - SHORTLIST "FROM 1994"
EMMY AWARD WIN EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION The Franchise, a season with the San Francisco Giants
EMMY AWARD NOMINATION IN DIRECTION & DESIGN - ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown Commercial Series
EMMY AWARD NOMINATION IN PRODUCTION - "The Season" on NFL NETWORK
BEST WASHINGTON STATE FILM "FROM 1994" - HollyShorts Film Festival
WOMEN IN FILM - Director: Danielle Krieger: Nominated Burbank International Film Festival
Interviews & Press
FILMSUPPLY- Filmsupply presents Fukuro
SPLICE - Hikari
ARRI - The Balloonist
THE HUFFINGTON POST - Filmmaker's Tribute Will Leave You In Tears
THE MUSIC BED - On Location: Mindcastle's obsessive Scouting methods
THE MUSIC BED - A conversation with Casey & Danielle