Diane Bell

Diane Bell is a screenwriter and director. Made for less than $150k, her first feature film, Obselidia, premiered in Dramatic Competition at Sundance, and won two awards. The film went on to win further awards at festivals around the world, and to be nominated for two prestigious Independent Spirit Awards.

Her second film, Bleeding Heart, a drama starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is widely available.

She is currently in post on her third feature, Of Dust and Bones. She has written numerous commissioned and optioned scripts, including two with renowned director John McTiernan (the director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October).

In addition to writing and directing films, Diane with her producing partner Chris Byrne, is a founder of the Rebel Heart Film Workshop program (www.rebelheartfilm.com), in which she teaches step by step how to make a stand out indie film.

She also teaches at Denver's Lighthouse Writer's Workshop. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and honest experiences of filmmaking so that up and coming filmmakers can make better movies and create sustainable careers.