Photo by Ana Murphy
Diana Foronda has been working in the film industry as a writer/director/producer/set production assistant. She grew up on Long Island, NY. She attended USDAN Creative and Performing Arts Camp for four years and graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia holding a BA in Film Studies with Departmental Honors concentrating on production and theory. While at Hollins, Diana interned at various film companies in Manhattan such as Parabolic NY, All The Way Around LLC, Women Make Movies, and Gulp Pictures. Diana worked as an assistant videographer for the Hollins Marketing Department for four years.
Her short film, Attachment, about online dating and puppet therapy won 4 awards including Best Dark Comedy, Honorable Mention: Indie Film, Best Message, and Best Actress in an Indie Film. Her upcoming film Chasing Love, about a woman who falls in love with a man who happens to be a trans man of color, won Best First Time Screenwriter (Short Script) and her script has been selected as a Quarterfinalist in the Academy Award-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival.
Diana has been working freelance for various projects as part of the film crew and teamed up with Cinema Scape Studios as a Producer for Company, Silent Life, and Callie. In October 2017, she enrolled in the Six Week Intensive Course at Manhattan Edit Workshop to enhance her skills in editing. Additionally, she worked as a Set PA for numerous short films, web series, and TV networks such as CBS, HGTV, and CNBC. This past summer she worked at USDAN as an Assistant Teacher in Photography, and judged films for the Revolution Me Film Festival. Currently, she works as a film logger for Left/Right Productions in Manhattan.
Diana's professional goal is directing and writing dark comedies. She is based in New York and a proud member of the New York Women in Film & Television Organization (NYWIFT) and the NYC Women Filmmakers Group.