The core aim of the studio is to create sustainable films with a strong elusive presence exploring external trappings of existence and the transitory essence of the self.

  DIANA CIGNONI - Los Angeles, November 2018  .     The moment a film chooses me it will arrive and unfold in its own time… it should always be naked and willing.    "Diana's films reflect German Expressionism integrated with American Film Noir. Her style is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace."   Darrol Stanley

DIANA CIGNONI - Los Angeles, November 2018.

The moment a film chooses me it will arrive and unfold in its own time… it should always be naked and willing.

"Diana's films reflect German Expressionism integrated with American Film Noir. Her style is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace."  Darrol Stanley

One Weekend
Starring Gabriel Freilich, Ron Bottitta, Norbert Weisser, Yasmina Chirazi-Sommers, Denise Blasor

Diana Cignoni is a German-American Film Producer, Director, Screen Writer and Actor. Member of FILM FATALES Los Angeles and GABA FILM INITIATIVE. Diana modeled (Clients include: Trussardi, Giorgio Armani, Escada, Christian Dior) and acted in Europe and America for many years before she started directing.                               Diana has an extensive acting background and well recognized directorial talents. Having been taught by mentor Charlie Laughton (friend and mentor to Al Pacino) Penelope Allen, Mark Rydell and Martin Landau at The Actor's Studio. Elisabeth Dillon at the HB Studio NYC, Geraldine Baron and Lance Lane, Diana developed a unique voice. Diana won multiple awards as an actor and KOAN member of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Los Angeles under the direction of Ron Sossi. Diana was recently elected to the board of the Odyssey Theatre for the purpose of further enhancing the ensemble with her many artistic talents. Born and raised in Germany, Diana now resides and works in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Ground Hero Film.

Diana's world-wide agent:                                     Divina – Agentur für Schauspielkunst             Marketa Modra
Postadresse:
Schlehdornweg 2
14532 Kleinmachnow               http://www.divina.at/en/
e-mail: office@divina.at
cell:00491749250986

Lulu:
*Official Selection* 2018 New Filmmakers NFMLA *Winner Jury Award* 2017 Tea Dance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Greenville North Carolina
*Official Selection* 2017 Queer Popcorn LGTB Locarno, Switzerland
*Official Selection* 2017 Audience Awards LGTBQ Shorts Film Festival, Montana

Blood Wolf:
*Jury Award* 2018 ARFF Berlin
*Best Short Film* 2018 ARFF Paris
*Official Selection* 2018 Oxford Film Festival  *Panavision New Filmmaker Grant* 2017

Desert Mantis:
*Official Selection* 2018 Motion For Pictures      Screening Series, Cary, NC
*Official Selection* 2017 California Children Film Festival

Palm Trees:                                                    *Official Selection* 2018 Motion For Pictures Screening Series, Cary, North Carolina
*Official Selection* 2016 Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
*Official Selection* 2016 TIF Video Challenge
*Official Selection* 2016 Ozark Shorts
*Winner Best Narrative Short* 2015 SaMo Indie
*Official Selection* 2015 UCFF Dublin

Perfect:                                                              *Winner Best Feature Length Film* 2016 SaMo Indie
*Winner Audience Choice Award* 2016 SaMo Indie

Juice:
*Official Selection* 2016 UK WEBFEST

Madame:
*Official Selection* 2016 SaMo Indie

Bruises:
*Official Selection* 2016 SaMo Indie
*Official Selection* 2016 TIF Video Challenge
*Official Selection* 2015 Nikon European Film Festival

One Weekend:
*Official Selection* 2016 China Woman's Film Festival
*Official Selection* 2015 SMC Film Club
*Official Selection* 2015 Sir Charlie Darwin Movie Battle
*Winner Audience Choice Award* 2014 SaMo Indie
*Official Selection* 2014 Big Island Film Festival
*Official Selection* 2014 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

CLIENTS: The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, German Currents Film Festival Los Angeles, Vital Hemp, Febi Bilstein, Amica, FHM Collections, Cosmopolitan, Robb Report, Playboy & Port Magazine .