Diane has worked in independent film since 2007. She’s completed over 35 short films as writer, director, producer and various other production roles and has won numerous awards for her efforts. Diane has written several feature length screenplays, including one that she also produced called PARANOIA. The film had its World Premiere at the 2012 Phoenix Film Festival. The Phoenix Film Foundation presented her with the 2012 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Award. Diane is also an author and published her 9th book in 2021 and periodically writes a blog. Her author website can be found at . She continues to be involved with both writing and indie filmmaking.
Diane has over 27 years in corporate Human Resources and Training experience with most of that time in management and executive level positions in the financial and travel industries. Formal degrees include a Masters in Adult Education and a Bachelors in Human Services, Counseling.
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer A well intentioned woman hired to care for a man works to liberate her psychologically complex client, as he enacts his own contorted version of reciprocal help.
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer Miranda deals with difficult childhood memories but ultimately finds peace in the one experience she had forgotten.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer When an impossible fire burns a man's life to the ground, he's forced to examine the way he's living it.
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer A woman makes a split decision in a coffee shop that just might save her life.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer Afterword explores one couple's footnotes to a past relationship.
Film (Drama, Romance and Short) Director, Writer Norman has lost something very special and only Maggie can help him find it.
Those of Passion
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer When does passion get in the way of other important things?
Film (Musical and Short) Director, Screenwriter Hope (Stephanie Mello) believes she has found her dream job working for Wish Inc., a corporation that grants wishes led by The Wish Master (Bivas Biswas). However, she soon finds out that the job is not as she had expected. Can Hope still make a difference? Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Short) Co-Director, Co-Writer A man is blackmailed for his indiscretions.
Come Follow Me
Video (Short and Drama) Producer Struck by the boredom of her students, a teacher turns to fresh surroundings and deeply personal reflections to introduce new possibilities and inspire one adventurous boy and his friends.
Film (Drama, Romance and Short) Director, Writer Middle-aged rocker Todd (Mark DeBoer) and his bands tour schedule brings them to a small town bar that holds more than a simple musical performance. Brandiss (Machelle Glassburn), the seemingly self-assured bartender, is urged on by over-indulgent but faithful bar patron, Les (Jim Coates) to not miss out on the opportunity for a new life. Written by Anonymous
Film (Thriller) Writer, Co-Producer Paranoia is a classic whodunit. An ambitious detective, Ben (James Ray) investigates the murder of his wife's best friend's husband (Shane Dean). His wife's best friend, Alaina (Katherine Stewart) holds the key to the mystery but she struggles with reality and imagination. Her condition is brought about by experimental drugs from her infertility treatment program. Horror scream queen Tiffany Shepis plays the detective's wife. USA, color, 87 minutes. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama and Short) Director A recent immigrant working as a janitor struggles to adapt to his new country and menial job and shares his frustrations with his co-worker. But as the two make their cleaning rounds, they are confronted with a shocking discovery and the man realizes that happiness depends not on his station in life, but his freedom to live it.
Change of Eddie
Film (Comedy and Short) Producer Two short films from different perspectives that are meant to be watched in order. #1 - Change of Eddie - A band struggles to get along. #2 - Hart of Gold - A planned heist goes awry.
Hart of Gold
Film (short) by Robobabe Factory/Devon Dresback (Comedy and Short) Producer Two short films from different perspectives that are meant to be watched in order. #1 - Change of Eddie - A band struggles to get along. #2 - Hart of Gold - A planned heist goes awry.
Film (Sci-Fi and Short) Director, Writer In the year 2016, violent crime is down in the United States and continues to fall. The people have overwhelmingly re-elected all government officials, but there is a growing unrest as the question arises if the government is actually protecting its citizens or controlling them. Written by Dresback, Diane M.
Film (Comedy and Short) Director, Writer Naturally positive Victoria has high expectations for a neighborhood program designed to 'connect' people in the community. Together, with her skeptical husband, they experience a very unexpected connection.
To Some Degree
Film (Short and Drama) Writer Laura's life is consumed by financial hardship and a struggling marriage. Yet, she finds that the love for her daughter reaches far beyond what she ever expected or could have imagined.
Film (Short, Drama, History and War) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director France at the end of the Second World War; orphans and dispossessed Jewish children are being hidden in a French convent. But is it over?
Film (Short and Drama) Writer As a child, Dana had lost faith in her ability to dream when her parents separated. Later in her own life, circumstances in her own marriage present her with a choice between divorce or a shift in perception towards a world of faith, hope and dreams. Written by Anonymous
The Final Story
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer Anne is faced with the difficult and emotional task of sorting through the home of her recently deceased mother. The house holds many difficult memories for Anne whose anger at her mother is still very apparent. A surprising find forces Anne to re-think embedded resentments and assumptions formed over a lifetime. Written by Anonymous
Arizona Filmmaker of the Year