Diana Ward

Diana Ward is a writer, director & producer from Australia, who draws on her Chinese Malaysian heritage, immigrant experience and themes of diaspora and belonging in the subjects of the stories she chooses to tell.

She produced fan favorite feature documentary Roller Dreams (Hulu, Binge) and numerous award-winning short films; including Liberty for Faren Humes (2019 SXSW Best Narrative Short); stop-motion animation The Coin for Oscar nominee Siqi Song (2020 Best Animation Chilemonos Film Festival); Full Beat by Kase Pena (HBO); Stray by Wanjiru Njendu (Hulu); Were You Gay In High School? by Niki Ang (2020 Frameline); dramedy The Goldfish by Ashley Brim (2021 Audience Award, Brooklyn Film Festival); Gugu naGogo by Taku Mbudzi (ABC iView, 2023 Audience Award New York Children’s Film Festival); Blue Hour by J.D. Shields (2024 Best Narrative Short Baltimore International Black Film Festival) and Champion by Kimberly Han (Hawaii International Film Festival). Her films stream on The New Yorker, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, ABC, Alter, Omletto, Short of the Week, Le Cinéma Club and Shorts TV.

Diana has been featured on the Dear Producer's Producers in Front of the Camera series and is a Film Independent Producing Lab Fellow and recipient of the 2018 Project Involve Amazon Studios Visionary Filmmaker Fellowship.

She is currently in pre-production on narrative feature Going Somewhere and in advanced development on animated feature Anisha & the Inbetween.