BIOGRAPHY

Photo by Katerina Stratos
DIANA WARD

Diana Ward is a Los Angeles-based Australian producer. Feature documentary ROLLER DREAMS premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival, winning the Foxtel Audience Award for Best Documentary and the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2018 Calgary Underground Film Festival. Having played at festivals around the globe, ROLLER DREAMS is now available to audiences everywhere.

 

An experienced short form producer, Diana has produced a number of award-winning short films; including sci-fi ANAMNESIS (Amazon Prime) for director Sebastien Tobler, Danielle McCarthy's OLD WAR (SBS Australia),  Rachael Turk's part-animated love haiku JAILBIRDS (Shorts TV) and Cath Moore's SHELLING PEAS.

 

In 2018 Diana completed production on short film FULL BEAT with writer/director Kase Pena for NALIP's Latino Lens Incubator, as well as LIBERTY (winner Special Prize of the Generation 14-plus International Jury, Berlinale 2019 and SXSW Best Narrative Short) for writer/director Faren Humes and stop motion animation THE COIN (SXSW) with Siqi Song for Film Independent's Project Involve. Diana is honored to be a Film Independent Fellow and recipient of the 2018 Amazon Studios Visionary Filmmaker Fellowship.

FILMOGRAPHY

Directed by Philip Harder

Featuring Baron von Raschke and Maddog Vachon 

THE CLAW is a documentary about legendary wrestler and all around supervillain Baron von Raschke.

THE CLAW
2019

Directed by Philip Harder

Featuring Baron von Raschke and Maddog Vachon 

THE CLAW is a documentary about legendary wrestler and all around supervillain Baron von Raschke.

THE COIN
2019

Directed by Siqi Song

Starring Anna Pan

THE COIN is a stop motion animation that follows a Chinese girl who searches for the lucky coin in the food she eats.

LIBERTY
2019

Directed by Faren Humes

Starring Milagros Gilbert and Alexandra Jackson 

Alex and Milagros deal with great life upheaval as they prepare to dance at their community’s redevelopment groundbreaking ceremony.

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
2018

Directed by Nawaf Al Janahi

A short experimental documentary portrait of the Barclay Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. 

FULL BEAT
2018

Directed by Kase Pena

Starring Juliana Joel, Francisco Soto Jr. and Luciana Faulharber 

A transgender youth, resentful of having to spend court-ordered time
with her father, finds an unlikely ally
in his fiancé.

ROLLER DREAMS
2017

Directed by Kate Hickey

Featuring Mad, Terrell Ferguson, Sara Messenger, Larry Pitts, Jimmy Rich and Duval Stowers

It's 1984 and Venice Beach, CA, is at the epicenter of a pop culture explosion – roller dancing!

ANAMNESIS
2016

Directed by Sebastien Tobler

Starring Fernanda Romero, Rane Jameson and Illeana Douglas

Celine gives life to her lost love and attempts to resurrect the past using her memories. ANAMNESIS is a futuristic treatise on love and consciousness in seeing how far true love will take you.

SHELLING PEAS
2011

Directed by Cath Moore

Starring Brenna Harding and
Charlie Garber

Amy and Dean deal with the death of their mother differently, but before they get on with their lives, they first have to get on with each other.

JAILBIRDS
2011

Directed by Rachael Turk

Starring Yael Stone and Eamon Farren

All is not what it seems when Lucy and Dane conspire a breakout from their mythical island cells. A mix of 16mm film, digital and 2D animation, JAILBIRDS is a figurative tale about hope, imagination and togetherness.

OLD WAR
2009

Directed by Danielle McCarthy

Starring Teresa Jakovich and
Costa Ronin

What do you do when you begin to fall for someone you're meant to hate?

CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2018

JURY AWARD
BEST DOCUMENTARY
"ROLLER DREAMS"

DOWNUNDER BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2011

BEST SHORT FILM
"OLD WAR"

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2017

FOXTEL AUDIENCE AWARD
BEST DOCUMENTARY
"ROLLER DREAMS"

INSIDE FILM AWARDS

2009

BEST MUSIC VIDEO NOMINEE
JOHN STEEL SINGERS "OVERPASS"

INT'L INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2016

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
"ANAMNESIS"

WAMi AWARDS

2008

MOST POPULAR MUSIC VIDEO
INSTITUT POLAIRE
"CITY WALLS AND EMPIRES"
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