Dianne R. Thompson is a freelance
filmmaker living and working primarily in the Philadelphia
area. An award winning producer and editor, she has
won acclaim for her documentary, corporate and broadcast
Beginning her filmmaking career as an editor, Thompson's
first collaboration, “The Elaine, Arkansas
Race Riots of 1919”, was honored with
the National Association of Black Journalists’
Award of Excellence and the Pegasus Award of Excellence.
She next co-produced and edited the feature documentary,
"The Shame of a City",
which won “Best Independent Feature” in
the 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival - Festival of
Independents. Thompson was also one of two cinematographers
on the film.
Capitalizing on her initial filmmaking success, Dianne
founded DRTFilms, and produced
and directed the company's first release, Don't
Fall Down in the Hood, an urban documentary examining
the high rate of gun violence among African American
Ms. Thompson has been awarded several grants, including
a 2008 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on
the Arts, for the production of Don't
Fall Down in the Hood.