If you want to write a screenplay or make a standout indie film, you're in the right place.

 

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YOU CAN WRITE SCRIPTS, SELL THEM + MAKE STANDOUT MOVIES

- just stop waiting for permission. 

 

If you have a brilliant idea for a movie, it's time to get it on the page!

If you've got that brilliant script already on the page, it's time to get it on the screen!

NO MORE FREAKING EXCUSES.

I never went to film school and I was born in Dumfries, Scotland (which is as far from Hollywood as the moon!) but I've done it.

I wrote my first script and sold it within a year, even though I was a yoga teacher living in Barcelona at the time.

I was then hired to rewrite a script for John McTiernan, the legendary director of DIE HARD and PREDATOR.

I went on to raise $140k and make my own indie film, OBSELIDIA, which got selected to premier at Sundance where it won two awards.

I've been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards ( including for Best Screenplay) and had my movies play around the world. 

My second feature, BLEEDING HEART, stars Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet and Harry Hamlin premiered at Tribeca and has been distributed globally.

I'm not telling you this to brag.

I'm telling you this to say it's f*cking possible.

If you want to do it, you can.

Let me show you how.

I'm ready!

THE NETWORK

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SHOOT FROM THE HEART - the Amazon bestselling book on making a successful indie film

This book is your ticket to making your standout indie film! 

It's become THE bible for aspiring filmmakers who are ready to stop waiting and get their movies made - it's even used as a textbook at UCLA film school.

If you're ready to stop dreaming about making a movie and actually make it, this is the book you need.

 

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MY MOVIES


I've written and directed three films.  Watch them now...

OBSELIDIA

"Gentle, intelligent, gorgeously made, and utterly eccentric." - Variety

Winner of two awards at Sundance and nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards (including Best Screenplay), this quirky road movie follows a man who is writing an encyclopedia of obsolete and a beautiful cinema projectionist on their journey to Death Valley to meet with a climate scientist who is predicting the end of the world.

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BLEEDING HEART

"An intimate thriller ... Biel intrigues and commands throughout." - Vanity Fair

Starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, this feminist thriller premiered at Tribeca and went on to be widely distributed.  An exploration of sisterly love and violence against women - how far would you go to help a woman in trouble?

 

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OF DUST AND BONES

"A rigorously minimalist film...that builds to tremendous effect." - Port Townsend Leader

A haunting exploration of grief, this slow burner addresses the question of how we can live in a world of senseless horror and brutality.  Filmed entirely on location in Joshua Tree, California, it's a devastating portrait of grief and the effects of war.

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SHOOT FROM THE HEART PODCAST

 

Over 100 episodes that will guide you in every stage of your screenwriting and filmmaking journey! 

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Here's how to take your screenwriting and filmmaking dreams to the next level.

 

WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS

This course has helped over 500 screenwriters get their scripts finished.  If you're ready to stop talking about writing a script and actually write it, this is for you.

 

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THE DIRECTING MASTERCLASS

Everything you need to know to direct your own stand out indie film.  One of the most loved courses I've ever shared - even if you're just "director - curious", this course will change the way you look at movies and movie-making forever - and give you the confidence to step to the director's chair yourself.

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OPERATION GREENLIGHT 

Learn unconventional techniques and mindset shifts to achieve your goal of getting your script on the screen.  This is ESSENTIAL for all serious aspiring screenwriters.

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THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART FILMMAKING ACADEMY

 The ultimate companion to your journey to making your movie!  Over 26 video lessons guiding you through every stage from developing your script to raising finance to getting your film made and out in the world.  Filmschool in your pocket, at a fraction of the price. 

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THE SAVVY SCREENWRITER

You've written a script - but now what?!  This course is designed to help you bridge the gap between amateur screenwriter to professional, providing you with all the real life knowledge you need to go pro.

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THE SCREENWRITER PRO TRILOGY

If you've got a script that you want to sell, this trilogy will get you there!

Includes three distinct programs: REVISE YOUR SCRIPT, SALES TOOLS THAT SHINE, and SELL YOUR SCRIPT.

 

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CREATIVELY FULFILLED, FINANCIALLY FREE

This is a mindset course for the screenwriter or filmmaker who struggles with money and has bought into the idea that you can't REALLY make a living doing what you love.  If you're ready to claim it ALL, both financial freedom AND a creatively fulfilling life, this course is for you!  It's entirely self-paced and in-depth, guiding you on an inner journey that will change your life.

 

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“Diane Bell’s masterclasses are the best. I couldn’t recommend them more! They’re always a great mix of technical, very specific advice on specific skills, and the mindset work that creative people need above all else - but is never really talked about out there. It’s real content and value. Worth every minute of your time.” 

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“We start shooting tomorrow on my first film.  I couldn't have done any of this had I not been studying with you. Whether the SFTH Acadaemy, or the Masterclasses you share, they are all jewels that I will cherish in my heart forever. I am so grateful to have you in my life Diane. You're truly an inspiration.” - 

 Eglantine Fournier

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