Katherine Dieckmann has made three feature films, beginning with the lyrical fable A Good Baby (2000), starring Henry Thomas and David Strathairn, which was workshopped at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing laboratories. Dieckmann then went on to direct Diggers (2007), a bittersweet comedy-drama starring Paul Rudd, Maura Tierney, Ron Eldard, Lauren Ambrose, Josh Hamilton, Sarah Paulson and Ken Marino. Her most recent feature film as writer-director is Motherhood (2009), a day-in-the-life comedy starring Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.
Dieckmann has directed music videos for such bands as R.E.M., Wilco, Aimee Mann, and Everything but the Girl and was the originating director on Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking live-action serial The Adventures of Pete & Pete. She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from New York University.
In the comedy "Motherhood," which I wrote and directed, and which stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver, Uma's character Eliza is a stalled fiction writer ....▶
This minutely observed period piece, set in 1976, has the brave, mournful tone of a Bruce Springsteen song....▶
A Good Baby
The emotion (or is it instinct?) conveyed by the luminous foundling in Katherine Dieckmann's debut film, "A Good Baby"....▶