Film Fatales
Diane Paragas
Diane paragas

Diane Paragas (Director/Producer) has a diverse directing background from documentaries, commercials, to narrative films and branded content with much of it rooted in the stories of real people. Paragas was born in Minneapolis, but was repatriated to the Philippines when she was a year old. She returned to the US at age four and spent the rest of her youth in Texas, where she studied painting, music and film. Ms Paragas began her career in television working for MTV International and then went on to produce a cultural series for Discovery Channel called Living Asia. Her first documentary film Kababayan was released on PBS and explored the Filipino-American experience. She also produced for the Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning Egg the Arts Show, as well as programs for Bravo, BET and CBS. Her most recent documentary Brooklyn Boheme¸ co-directed by Nelson George, celebrated the African American arts movement that launched the careers of Spike Lee, Chris Rock and Rosie Perez to name a few. The film went on to win the Black Reel award for Best Television Documentary and premiered on SHOWTIME. On the advertising side, Paragas has directed national Currently, Paragas is developing a narrative feature film, Yellow Rose, about an Asian-American girl pursuing a dream to become a country music star. “To me, commercials, documentaries and narrative films are all about storytelling,” she says. “I don’t distinguish between them.”