Inspiring Filmmaker: 2017
Diane Weipert has worked in film for over a decade. Her screenwriting debut premiered at the World Cinema Competition at Sundance in 2006 (Solo Dios Sabe—Diego Luna, Alica Braga). She has collaborated on feature film projects with Eddie Izzard, Michelle Rodriguez, and Peter Bratt, among others. Her award-winning radio piece, The Living Room, was named best story of 2015 by Wired and The Atlantic, and is being developed as a feature film. Weipert is a two-time resident of the San Francisco Film Society's Film House, where she is in development on her feature, Boyle Heights. She came of age in Spain and Latin America and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
A story that looks at the bitter irony many nannies face: raising the children of strangers for a living while their own children are virtually left to raise themselves.
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