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Danishka Esterhazy is a graduate of the Directors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and the Talent Lab at the Toronto International Film Festival. Known for her female-driven stories, she has written and directed three independent films which have screened in festivals and theaters around the world. In 2017, she was the winner of the Amazon Video Filmmaker Award at Sundance for her feature Black Field.
Danishka directed television movie The Banana Splits for Warner Bros and the 2021 remake of Slumber Party Massacre for Shout! Factory. In 2021, she won the DGC award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for I Was Lorena Bobbitt. She also won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction - TV Movie for I Was Lorena Bobbitt.
Danishka directed four episodes and served as Producing Director on Syfy’s
supernatural series SurrealEstate. She also served as Producing Director for Syfy’s series Astrid and Lilly Save the World – which is currently nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards.
In 2022, Esterhazy directed two episodes of the hit Netflix series Ginny & Georgia.
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