Dianne Ouellette is an Independent film/video-maker who holds both a BFA (1995) in Film and Video and a BA (1993) in Theatre from the University of Regina. She was born in Prince George, BC and as a child moved to a small town in Saskatchewan. Dianne has completed a diversity of film and video projects over many years while living in Regina, SK. As well as being known as an Independent filmmaker she has worked in the corporate training video world for over 15 years. She has worked in a variety of positions in the film industry as a Producer, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Videographer, and Editor.
Dianne’s films have been screened internationally in such places as Paris, Croatia, India, Italy, Australia, San Francisco, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Telluride, Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto. She has won numerous awards for her work, such as a Golden Sheaf award for Best of Saskatchewan at the Yorkton International Short Film Festival 2000 for her short 35mm film Daisy, and Best Experimental in 2006 for her short 16mm film Ashes. In 2008 the 13 part documentary series that she produced and Directed with Framed Films Inc. was awarded a Golden Remi Award for Best Ethnic / Cultural Film and Video Production at WorldFest Houston Film Festival and was also a Winner of a Creative Excellence Saskatchewan Tourism Award.
One of Dianne’s independent productions is a film that delves into the world of bipolar disorder, “Summer”. Another of her documentaries, “The Smiling Mask, Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood” has brought awareness to many family’s with many North American screening and tours with the The Smiling Mask team that resides in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Dianne is presently working on a two experimental films entitled; Inherit, which deals with family secrets and racial identity issues and “Cardinal Secrets” based on stories from her grandfather. She is in development on a documentary series entitle; “Spirit Horses”, which follows a group of teens from southern Saskatchewan on their healing experiences with horses.
Dianne’s experience within all aspects of the filmmaking process has given her extensive knowledge and allowed for a unique creative process in her work. She has many more projects in the works and will be soon releasing a DVD collection of her independent work.