Meet our Cast & Crew: DIANE BELL BYRNE, Writer/Director

Hometown: Born in Dumfries (Scotland); grew up in Kobe (Japan), Melbourne (Australia) and Dusseldorf (Germany); matured in Edinburgh (Scotland) and Barcelona (Spain); currently residing Santa Monica (USA).  Hometowns everywhere.

All-time favorite movies (3): (What?! Only 3?!  Okay…) It’s a Wonderful Life, Tokyo Story, Au Hasard Balthazar (+ so many more).

All-time favorite musical artists: Glenn Gould, Billie Holiday, Diego El Cigala

All-time favorite TV shows: Twin Peaks, The Sopranos, Fawlty Towers

Favorite new artist-to-watch: A filmmaker called Rory Gory - her first film AUDIENCE is so unique, can’t wait to see what she does next

Favorite Instagram account: @subeepix - this is my sister Susan’s account; she’s an incredibly talented photographer and I love seeing the world through her eyes

Favorite Twitter account: @melsil - she supports women in film and passionately brings attention to films by women that I otherwise wouldn’t know about

If you could have lunch with one person (dead or alive), who would it be?: Thich Nhat Hanh.  Pure presence.

If you could be in someone else’s shoes for one day (alive), who would it be?: Classical pianist Andras Schiff, so I could sit at the piano all day and play Bach and Beethoven, and know what that felt like

If you could have personally witnessed something, what would it have been?: Hamlet being performed for the first time at the Globe theater.

Most outrageous thing you’ve ever done?: Not telling you!

Twitter: @dianebell1

Instagram: @dianebell