Danny O’Malley

Danny O’Malley is a Grammy- and James Beard-nominated film director whose debut feature, Canary, is out now. Best known for his work on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, where he serves as co-executive producer and a director. Danny has worked filming with bands across the U.S., including Tegan and Sara, The Rentals, The Decemberists, Kraftwerk, and more. His documentary “States,” from Tegan and Sara’s release Get Along, was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Long Form Music Video. Danny made his mark in documentary television working as a story producer, where his work has aired on Netflix, Fox Sports 1 and NBC. On Chef’sTable, Danny is a key force behind the character-driven storytelling that is the show’s signature. Danny and his directing partner, Alex Rivest,PhD, won the Alfred P. Sloan development grant in 2017, which led to the creation of Canary.


Facing Failure on Top of a Mountain

By Danny O’Malley | September 19, 2023

Facing Failure on Top of a Mountain

How Canary director Danny O’Malley met a neuroscientist and made an impossible film.