Diane Bell is originally from Scotland, but grew up in Japan, Australia, and Germany. Her first film as a writer/director, Obselidia, premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Excellence in Cinematography Award and the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. The film has gone on to win acclaim at festivals around the world, and was recently nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, including one for Best First Screenplay. Bell currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
Diane Bell won the Feature Film award at The Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and was awarded the Sloan Development Fund at the Tribeca Film Institute in 2010 for Obselidia and the Sloan Comissioning Grant at the Sundance Institute in 2011 for Stem