Originally from Russia, Eddie spent his early childhood touring and performing around the world with his father for The Great Moscow Circus. Eddie started performing at the age of 2. His father, a famous Russian clown, Sasha Diamandi, introduced him to comedy and storytelling.
After completing high school, Eddie was selected into the Actors College of Theatre and Television in Sydney, where he studied performance for stage and screen for 3 years.
During the course Eddie realised that his passion lied not in just performance, but in the direction of performance and visual storytelling. Eddie applied for the Victorian College of The Arts and was accepted into to the School of Film and Television. Over the course of 3 years, Ed wrote and directed a number of films, a few of which were screened in different film festivals around Melbourne (Melbourne Underground Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival) and internationally (Palm Springs International Shortfest, New Orleans Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival). Eddie also picked up several awards at the VCA, including Best Production (2nd Year) and Outstanding Achievement in Directing.
In 2014 Eddie received the AMP Foundation Tomorrow Maker Award to make a film dealing with the issues of adult illiteracy in Australia. In 2015 Eddie was awarded the RAW Artists Melbourne filmmaker of the year.
Since graduating in 2013, Eddie has been busy writing, directing and storytelling. His experiences with the circus, travelling, performing and observing combine to create a unique voice in the Australian film landscape
TV Mini Editor
Film (Short, Comedy and Western) Director Bobby, a little girl with a penchant for Westerns gets picked on at the local playground by some older boys. They soon find out that you don't mess with Bobby.
Film (Short and Drama) Director The recently widowed Gwen discovers that there was another woman in her husbands life, Emily. By finding out the truth about the mysterious Emily, Gwen can free herself from her grief.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Director Rigor Mortis is a short film about Chris, a funeral embalmer, whose family unit is threatened with the arrival of an unhinged lover at his workplace.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Director 1975, Moscow. Niko is a star of the Russian Circus, adored by thousands. Niko steps through the curtains and finds himself standing in an Australian suburban backyard 30 years later, doing kids parties to make ends meet. Niko has a son who doesn't understand him and an ex-wife who he still longs for. 'Pierrot' is a story about a man trying to retain grasp on his identity in a world where he is misunderstood and treated like an alien. Written by Anonymous
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victorian College of the Arts
Actors College of Theatre and Television (Sydney, NSW)