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, and spent part of her summer shadowing Richard J. Lewis on C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.
She has worked for festivals like Hot Docs and the Toronto International Film Festival, and worked as a production assistant on the TV shows Rookie Blue (ABC) and Good Witch (Hallmark). She was even briefly Darren Lynn Bousman’s director’s assistant on Saw IV. She has read scripts for: Focus Features, Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, Little Magic Films, In Cahoots Entertainment, Intruder Films, and Coverfly.
She has since taught Screenwriting and Directing at Wilfrid Laurier University, and now works a dream day job as the Franchise Assets Coordinator on a major ViacomCBS franchise, but can’t talk about it because of the NDA she signed.
Liliath & Penumbra is her company.