FILMMAKERS

NIKOLAS DIENER

Nikolas Diener is a filmmaker from Germany. He graduated from Temple University's film program, where he was one of the film makers of The Witmans (2014) a portrait of the lives of Ron and Sue Witman.

He is a founding member of Diemo, a small production collaborative working on feature length documentaries, commercial pieces, and short form narratives anywhere from the Philippines to Philadelphia. 

In 2015 he began filming a feature film about the rapid cultural revolutions taking place in the remote highlands of Ifugao.

SHANNON SUN-HIGGINSON

Shannon Sun-Higginson is a documentary filmmaker from New York City. Since graduating from Wesleyan University, she has worked as a producer for Zero Point Zero Productions on such programs as "No Reservations" on The Travel Channel and "Parts Unknown" on CNN. Her first feature, a documentary about women in the video game industry entitled "GTFO," premiered at SXSW 2015 and has been featured in The New York Times.

Leslie Drinkwater

Leslie Drinkwater is a filmmaker from the Philadelphia region. She has worked in front of and behind the camera with many companies including Alabama Productions, All Ages, and Mike Lemon Casting.

Leslie attended Temple University where she studied Political Science focusing largely on civil rights. Since graduating she has consistently worked with Diemo Productions to bring stories to life. Leslie is currently the executive producer of American Bogwa, a feature documentary exploring the cultural evolution in a remote region of the Philippines. 

Gregory Timmons

Gregory Timmons graduated with honors from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in the applied science of automotive technology. His Passion for engineering led him to discover the technical challenges of film production and post-production work. Gregory has a wide range of skill-sets ranging from crane operation, building workstation computers, drone operation, post production work, as well as operation of a variety of camera and audio equipment.

He is a founding member of Diemo, working alongside Nikolas, producing feature length documentaries, commercials, and short form narratives. Gregory was a camera man and editor for The Witmans (2014), a portrait of the lives of Ron and Sue Witman, winning 'Best Editing' at the Diamond Screen Film Awards.

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