Diane has been working in the independent film industry in Arizona since 2007. She is now living in Austin, Texas. Diane has completed over 35 short films as writer, director, producer and various other production roles and has won numerous awards for her efforts. She has written feature length screenplays, including one that she also co-produced called ATROPHY (formerly entitled PARANOIA). The film had its World Premiere at the 2012 Phoenix Film Festival and is available on DVD via Amazon. The Phoenix Film Foundation presented her with the 2012 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Award. Diane released her third novel in early 2017 and also periodically writes a blog. Her author website can be found at dianedresback.com. She continues to be involved with both writing and indie filmmaking.
Diane works well with people as exemplified by respect in the local Arizona film community and through her leadership of multiple teams of people in the filmmaking industry, corporate America and community projects. She has traveled twice to Ethiopia to document mission trips. Also, established and hosted for 18 months Filmmaker Fusion (IFP Phoenix) which is a monthly networking and educational event that brings together local experts involved in the independent film industry to discuss and share insights on a variety of filmmaking related topics.
For seven years, Diane was co-owner of a video production company focusing on corporate, industrial and event projects. And, she has over 27 years in corporate Human Resources and Training experience with most of that time in management and executive level positions in the financial and travel industries. Formal degrees include a Masters in Adult Education and a Bachelors in Human Services, Counseling.