SHADOW MAN The Sammy Nestico story
SUGIHARA Conspiracy of Kindness

diane estelle Vicari is an award-winning filmmaker who produces international independent films, highlighting and promoting the advancement of our individuality and global interdependence. Born a storyteller, she is a highly creative, intuitive and dynamic results-oriented filmmaker, with a successful track record in the fast-paced entertainment industry. A hands-on producer with expertise in all facets of production, she thrives in both independent and collaborative work environments.

Most notably, Vicari produced and co directed the documentary SUGIHARA: Conspiracy of Kindness, the historical journey of Chiune Sempo Sugihara. The film was presented at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva and received a PBS national broadcast. It was honored with the International Documentary Association’s prestigious Pare Lorentz Award. Vicari directed and produced ATMA DARSANA Reflection of the Soul, a tribute documentary to the internationally acclaimed yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, one of Time magazine’s “100 most influential people of the 20th century.”

Vicari is currently directing and producing the feature-length documentary SHADOW MAN, the life story of American master, musical composer and arranger Sammy Nestico. She is at work on an animation project IMAGINING A BETTER WORLD based on the book BEHIND THE SECRET WINDOW, the memoir of eight years old Nelly S. Toll, as she paints her imaginary world while hidden during World War II.

Vicari’s prior credits include the Emmy Award-winning Titanic: Death of a Dream and Titanic: The Legend Lives On, the Emmy Award-nominee The Last Days of World War II and the network television special Angels II: Beyond The Light.