The Map To Paradise Danielle Ryan

Is a director, producer, writer and editor. In 2011, she convinced film and post-production expert, James Sherwood, to join her on her adventure, leading the way as a journalist and producer to secure a story about child labour in Nicaragua, which aired on Dateline SBS. Seven years later, the duo has won eight film festival awards for categories such as best underwater world film, best environmental journalism, audience choice, and a Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award. Danielle was also a Youth Ambassador at the IUCN World Parks Congress (2014) where she was given the mission to reconnect young people with nature. Danielle and James have made many short social impact films about the the land and the sea, travelling around Australia from the the dry red earth of the Northern Territory to the crystal blue seas of the Coral Sea. She has a degree in creative writing and a master of international relations at Macquarie University, and has also studied editing and filming for broadcast in Canberra and New York at technical colleges. She and Co-Director James Sherwood are life partners, living on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. They share a deep connection with the sea.

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