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Diane is a writer/director who is drawn to magical realism and science fiction/fantasy. Her favourite topics to explore usually involve mental illness, or the dark side of love and spirituality. Her sense of humour is very dry, so she tends to stick to drama.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Literature/Writing from Columbia University, and her Master of Fine Arts in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University.

While at Northwestern, she taught Intro to Screenwriting to undergraduates, and spent part of her summer shadowing Richard J. Lewis while he directed an episode of C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.

She has worked for festivals like Hot Docs and the Toronto International Film Festival, and has worked in production on shows like Rookie Blue and Good Witch. She even worked briefly as Darren Lynn Bousman’s director’s assistant while he was in post-production on Saw IV. She has read scripts for: Focus Features, Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, Little Magic Films (an affiliate of Toshiba), Ken Kwapis’ In Cahoots Entertainment, Intruder Films, and Coverfly.

She taught Screenwriting and Directing at Wilfrid Laurier University for the Fall 2017 term, and now works a dream day job on a CBS show, but can’t talk about it because of the NDA she signed.

Liliath & Penumbra is her company. 

If you’d like to support her as a patron, you can do so at Patreon.