Diane Bell is a writer and director currently residing in Santa Monica, California.
Originally from Scotland, she grew up in Japan, Australia and Germany. She later earned a Masters degree in Mental Philosophy from Edinburgh University. In 2006, she optioned her first solo effort screenplay, and relocated to Los Angeles from Barcelona, Spain. Since then, she has written four more original screenplays, including one with director John McTiernan (Die Hard). She is a long-time practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and Buddhist meditation, which undoubtedly influence her work. She opened the first Ashtanga-dedicated yoga studio in Barcelona in 2000, and studied yoga in India with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. OBSELIDIA is her first film.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2010