Hi. My name is Courtney Daniels and I’m an independent filmmaker. Besides bullying people into following their passion,
I love animals, muscle cars, matcha lattes, and anyone with a strong regional accent.  

According to a U.S. library study of Americans’ book reading habits, a certain percentage of serious readers feel a strong need to create a world and populate it with characters they’ve made up. That’s one reason I make movies. Another is that I’m trying to understand life and process my experiences.

Tonight, when you’re looking for something to watch, I hope you’ll consider one of my movies. Like What Other Couples Do. It’s about the challenges of marriage and having kids, it’s about career competitiveness and jealousy, and it might remind you of couples you know (like The Bickersons!) (or maybe you and your spouse!). Over 3 million people have seen it and there are 570 reviews of it on Amazon. (My favorite negative review is just 2 words: “No nudes.” Like there’s not enough porn on the net for that guy?? When I told my editor, Jason, who is a relatively serious person, this 2-word review, he laughed so hard he cried.)

Here’s a link to the movie on Amazon. Or you can watch it here on Tubi.

(Can I suggest something? Consider paying $1.99 or whatever it costs to watch the movie without ads. Not because I’ll make more money—I literally get only pennies per stream of my movies—but YOU will have a much better viewing experience, not being interrupted every 5 minutes by weird, off-brand ads. I promise you, after the second or third ad break, you will pay anything to MAKE IT STOP.)

If you want to know how I began making films, here’s an interview I participated in, right after the pandemic started, with two talented and funny actors I work with often, Mike Friedman and Matt Ferrucci. 

If you’ve been toying with the idea of making a film—or doing something else that’s daunting!—you might feel inspired after hearing the story of my journey outside of the Hollywood studio system. Here’s an interview I did with Forward Filmmaker, a new podcast about indie filmmaking.