Diana Keam

Bionote : Diana Keam

Film Director / Producer

+27 83 327 1921

diana@bestlight.co.za

Introduction

Diana’s love for film has only increased over many years of hands-on film industry experience. As an Assistant Director and Producer she has worked on over three hundred feature, television and commercial projects. She has been privileged to be mentored by superb directors, among them John Boorman, Arthur Penn and Les Blair. Diana has an engaging personality and thrives on people contact. She pursues her life and projects with a strong vision.

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Diana’s background enables her to integrate the many aspects of film making and her worldview into her craft, across the full life cycle of a film. She brings wisdom and a deep appreciation of the magic that comes from blending performance, technicality and situation. Her tenacity, experience and care inspire delivery of exceptional creativity within deadlines and on budget.

Current

Diana is growing a unique Community of Practice ethos with her company. She is attached to direct three feature film project, is part of a commercials directing team, and continues to produce select projects.

Career Highlights

2014

Writing a full length feature script.

Directing “Thread” for the 48 hour film project.

Award winning film – won 11 awards including Best Film and Best Director.

Producing “Stone Cold Jane Austen”

A feature length mocu-mentary about the S.A. music industry directed by Jon Savage to be released in 2015.

2013

Directing the PSA “An Invitation” for 1 Billion Rising.

2012

Directing “The Lion Keeper” for the 48 hour film project.

Rising to the challenge of creating a short film in 48 hours.

2012

Launched Best Light Films as a Community of Practise

2011

Produced Carling You Be the Coach commercial

Winner of Gold at Cannes and Grand Prix at Loeries

2008

Directed My Other Mother

Short film, screened at the Lunafest Film Festival and the LA short film festival.

2002

Executive Producer Dissonance

French film, directed by Jerome Conreau

1994

UPM Inside

Directed by Arthur Penn; starring Eric Stoltz, Nigel Hawthorn

1994

Line Producer Honeytown

13-part Television series, directed by Ian Roberts

1989

1st Assistant Director Oh Shucks Here Comes Untag

Leon Schuster film directed by Gray Hofmeyer.

1986

Production Secretary Freedom Run

Directed by Ivan Hall.

1984

B.A. Rhodes University

Speech and Drama, and English.

Personal

Diana lives in Cape Town and is the mother of three young adult children. When she is not working in film she practises yoga, various forms of dance and loves walking in nature. She facilitates workshops in Personal Transformation by invitation. Her other passions include people, travel, reading, art, nature and spiritual development.

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