Diana Păroiu is a Romanian film and series producer, owner of the production company Visual Walkabout.
Since entering the movie business in 2014, Diana has produced several films, ranging from fiction and documentary to hybrid, including: Sebastian Mihăilescu’s MAMMALIA (Berlinale Forum 2023), Vlad Petri’s THE SAME DREAM (Special Jury Mention at Sarajevo IFF 2021), Mona Nicoară & Dana Bunescu’s THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ME AND ME (Romanian Gopo for Best Documentary 2020).
Until 2021, Diana was a partner in microFILM. In 2021, she started developing original content with her company Visual Walkabout. At present, Visual Walkabout develops a slate of features, documentaries and series
powered by authors who work internationally, namely: Romanian Berlin-based playwright and screenwriter Peca Ștefan, Romanian writer-director Paul Cioran, Romanian writer Adina Sădeanu, American Paris-based writer-director Christopher Manning, Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara and Serbian director Milos Skundric.
As service producer, Diana has handled the Romanian part of shoots for filmmakers close to her heart. Her Visual Walkabouts include: Davy Chou’s feature RETURN TO SEOUL (produced by Aurora Films France, premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2022, Oscars-shortlisted in 2023) and Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming TV miniseries FAMILIES LIKE OURS (produced by Zentropa Denmark).
Since 2016, Diana has been Honorary Vice President of the One World Romania Association, NGO which organises the One World Romania International Documentary & Human Rights Festival and year-long programmes promoting human rights documentaries.
Diana Păroiu is an alumna of EAVE, EFP’s Cannes Producers on the Move, Torino Series Lab, Rotterdam Producers Lab.
Graduated from a Bachelor’s Degree in PR at the University of Westminster in London and a Master’s in Management at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.