Bionote : Diana Keam
Film Director / Producer
+27 83 327 1921
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.
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.
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.
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.
Directing the PSA “An Invitation” for 1 Billion Rising.
Directing “The Lion Keeper” for the 48 hour film project.
Rising to the challenge of creating a short film in 48 hours.
Launched Best Light Films as a Community of Practise
Produced Carling You Be the Coach commercial
Winner of Gold at Cannes and Grand Prix at Loeries
Directed My Other Mother
Short film, screened at the Lunafest Film Festival and the LA short film festival.
Executive Producer Dissonance
French film, directed by Jerome Conreau
Directed by Arthur Penn; starring Eric Stoltz, Nigel Hawthorn
Line Producer Honeytown
13-part Television series, directed by Ian Roberts
1st Assistant Director Oh Shucks Here Comes Untag
Leon Schuster film directed by Gray Hofmeyer.
Production Secretary Freedom Run
Directed by Ivan Hall.
B.A. Rhodes University
Speech and Drama, and English.
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.