Diana Devlin is a producer, director, who plied her craft in NYC for ten years before taking her skills into the agency world. Devlin is on the Board of UPWIFT; is a member of NYWIFT; former member of NATAS, NY Chapter and served five years as an Emmy judge; served six years on Board of the NY Film/Video Council where she created the International Short DocFest at MoMA; NYFA Artist-in-Residence; guest lectured on the documentary at Manhattanville College. There she created a Social Justice Film Festival with inaugural guests Ron Howard and Christine Choy. After many years Devlin has returned to filmmaking to pursue her passion for creating compelling films that illuminate the important under-examined issues of our times.
Her current film is American Nightmare/American Dream, a documentary about four women who struggle against overwhelming odds to get a college degree and help others to escape poverty.
Along with commercial work, fashion and music videos, Devlin’s credits include line producer on Permanent Wave Dir: Christine Choy and these documentaries:
Chesterwood, Producer/Director/Editor, 20”, 1985 on Daniel Chester French, sculptor of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial, and the Guggenheim’s sculptor-in-residence at his Berkshire home.
Peru’s Shining Path, Director/Producer, 26”, 1983 toured the US with “Best of Festival” for the Latin American Film Festival.
Dreams and Wishes, Producer, 23“, 1981: a doc about verbal and non-verbal communication in the Brazilian Amazon.Amazon Gold, Producer (for ABCTV’s 20/20); 18”, 1981 about the largest gold-strike of the twentieth century - in the Amazon.