My friends call me “FiDieter”, just one word.
I grew up with (but never out of) Disney movies; The rebellious heroes challenging authority, the underdog misfits claiming their power. I especially love finding inspiration in character-driven stories that remind the audience that, while life is far from fair and perfect, dreams can come true; That the real magic lies in showing up with belief in ourselves and trying again every day.
My professional journey in filmmaking began back in 2012. I officially founded my first production company, Tape Haus Cinema, after I graduated from The New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2016. After 4 years of working as a producer and production coordinator for big budget commercials, I started my Master’s in Screenwriting at the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts in the Summer of 2020. My ultimate goal is to cultivate a slate of artistic, thought-provoking narrative film projects for theatrical and digital distribution worldwide.
I am possibly best known for the high school Cinderella adaptation short Cinder Pumpkin, which ended its two year festival run at a special Young Filmmaker’s showcase at the world-renowned Festival de Cannes in 2017, and is currently represented by the EMMY Award-winning sales agent Hewes Pictures. Cinder Pumpkin is currently available to stream in the US free with your Amazon Prime account.
As a spec screenwriter, I love to create coming of age tales, giving a special focus to quirky but smart female leads on a journey to claim their power. I am drawn to write scripts that feature strong themes, wholesome family values, magic elements woven into the action, witty dialogue, and twisting scenes that set up and deliver a strong sense of catharsis.
As a development executive and writer-for-hire, I am production-savvy, budget-conscious, and market-orientated at an international level. I am able 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.
Most recently, Tape Haus brought on board Brazilian-American writer / director Pedro Borges to helm a feature-length, mystery thriller titled 4th Night, for which we are in active development.
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