Dayna Noffke is a screenwriter and director, with extensive experience working on sets at a variety of budget levels.
Her screenwriting and directing work is informed by her wealth of experiences and a lifelong love of film. Her travels have taken her from a childhood in St. Louis to stints in New York, Boston, New Orleans and even Branson, Missouri. Along the way she picked up a degree in primatology, spent several years working with children and even earned herself a roller derby name.
Dayna fell into filmmaking after a chance encounter brought her to the set of an indie film as an extra. Within two months, she had written and directed her first short film with a cast and crew full of friends. She had caught the bug and went on to direct a variety of short content. During the same period, she worked in the set dec department of numerous films and television shows, developing the sense of design which further informs her work.
Her film catalog runs the gamut from early no-budget fare to recent projects such as late 2017’s Teaser, a gorgeously lush burlesque- inspired slice of period horror that has played at festivals around the world. Her work is a reflection on our place in the world and the intersection between the beautiful and horrible, the mundane and the absurd.
Dayna’s films have been screened at numerous festivals and events around the world. Her feature and short screenplays have been chosen as official selections and finalists in screenplay competitions and showcases such as Oaxaca Film Festival, Stranger With My Face and Filmquest, Nightmares Film Festival, Women in Horror Film Festival and much more..
Dayna is currently in development for the action noir feature, GET CHINO! She has several spec film scripts in the horror, action and thriller genres. In her "spare time", she can be found traveling with her family, studying Japanese language and culture, reading just about anything she can get her hands on, attending horror conventions and film festivals and riding rollercoasters.
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