Stephanie "Fi" Dieter is a multi-award-winning film producer, screenwriter, and director, best known for the modern high school fairytale ‘Cinder Pumpkin.’ She is also known for co-producing the feature documentary Around the World in 80 Anthems alongside business mogul and TV personality Daymond John (Shark Tank, ABC).
As a development executive and writer-for-hire, Fi is production-savvy, budget-conscious, and market-orientated at an international level. She has managed budgets of up to $2MM and helped successfully complete countless commercials and mixed media projects for well-known brands such as Delta, ADT, Zaxby’s, Doritos, and many more. Fi prides herself on her ability to write and advise in a variety of styles and genres with the ultimate goal of entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences through the power of unparalleled storytelling.
As a spec screenwriter, Fi loves to explore inspirational, character-driven stories about arrogant, quirky underdogs learning humility. The importance of authenticity is also a big theme in her work. She is drawn to stories that feature strong messages that are relevant to the times, wholesome family values, magical elements woven into the action, witty dialogue, and twisting scenes that set up and deliver a strong sense of catharsis.
Unique traits: Fi’s hair is big, fluffy, and flowing with 2B, 2C and 3A curls. It is dyed with a special balayage technique that allows it to be “every shade of lion.”
FREAK LOSER AND NERD Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Musical A socially-rejected overachiever will do everything in her power to save her beloved theater program while navigating life and some very big emotions at an elitist high school in Mexico City.
Anthems: A Journey Around the World
Film Producer, Director, Editor
Around the World in 80 Anthems
Film (short) by Fi Dieter (Comedy and Drama) Director, Producer, Writer, Editor Fed up of being stepped on and treated like less at school, Cinder Ellen James takes a chance to become a part of the social world to which the gorgeous, unreachable Max belongs, surrendering to a night of fun, passion and wild twists that will either destroy her or raise her to the highest level of teenage greatness. Will becoming a "princess" be worth it? Or will Cinder discover she is better off as a "pumpkin" ?
Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Film (short) by Fi Dieter (Drama) Editor, Director, Writer, Producer A young mother faces her son with a life-altering decision.
Film (short) by Talha B. (Drama) Editor, Editorial department A former drug lord is sentenced to life in prison after killing an undercover cop, with the help of his shady attorney he has to take desperate measures in order to be with his teenage daughter.
Film (short) by Maan B. (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Editor, Writer, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Nine Thousand One Hundred and Twenty Five Nights tells the story of a tormented, primitive human being who has lived, you guessed it, nine thousand one hundred and twenty five nights locked away by his violent and oppresive father. Deprived of human contact, Mickey grows up an animal until the day he accidentally finds a shiny object that could be his "key" to freedom. Written by Fi Dieter
Film (short) by Fi Dieter (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Director, Producer A heartbroken man with a dark past makes a deal with the devil.
David Lynch School of Cinematic Arts (Fairfield, IA)
New York Film Academy, Universal Studios