In January 2015, another feature script by Dianne finished as one of the top ten Finalists in the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays. (Web page no longer available. View semifinalist list here: Kairos Prize 2015 semifinalists.)
For the 2014 168 Film Project Dianne joined a team in California as the writer and wrote the short script, "Swapped," produced by Kristina Sullivan and Darlene Rene, and directed by Katherine Micheaux Miller.
Dianne's feature script was a semifinalist in the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays in January 2013.
In 2012 Dianne again participated in the 168 Film Project. This time she wrote, directed, and co-produced (with her husband) her short film. You can see their film, “The Choice”on YouTube. It runs approx. 10 minutes. This story was also inspired by a true story in her book Deliver Me.
In February 2011 a group of classmates from her Act One class came to Dianne's house in Colorado and made a short film in one week (168 hours) titled "Steel City" for the 168 Film Project. They didn't place in the short film contest, but their film did premier in the 168 Film Festival.
In late 2010 and early 2011, Dianne was contracted to work on and write on a feature-length film from a non-fiction optioned book. (Unproduced.)
Her short script, “A Cowboy’s Faith,” finaled in the 168 Project’s “Write of Passage” in 2010. This story was inspired by a true story in her book Deliver Me.
Dianne attended the Act One Writing for Film & Television Program in Hollywood, California, 2010.
Visit Dianne's IMDb.com page here.
Connections Press Films are created by Dianne E. Butts and include the following:
A woman wrestles with God over a choice she made 12 years earlier. Produced, written, and directed by Dianne E. Butts, with co-producer Hal Butts.
Run time: 9:56. Premiered at the 168 Film Festival, March 30-31, 2012. Now available on YouTube and Vimeo.
Based on the true story "The Choice" by Chris Jackman published
Deliver Me: Hope, Help & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned
Pregnancy by Dianne E. Butts (Connections Press, April
2011). A touching, compassionate film excellent for post abortion
ministries, pro-life pregnancy centers, church groups, women's
groups, and men's groups.
A 168 Film Project. A Connections Press Film
View the Trailer for short film "The Choice." Run time 1:52:
We made "Air Guitar" as a practice film in
January 2012 in preparation for the
168 Film Project contest in
February 2012. Everyone involved here was also involved in our 168
Produced, written, and directed by Dianne E. Butts. A Connections Press Film.
Run time: 2:16.