Writer - Director - Editor
Eddie spent his early childhood touring and performing around the world with his father for The Great Moscow Circus. Eddie started performing at the age of 2. His father, a famous Russian clown, Sasha Diamandi, introduced him to comedy and storytelling. In 1999 whilst on a tour in Australia, his parents decided to move to Sydney, so Eddie could get a proper education and become a lawyer or a doctor. To their disappointment, Ed decided he wanted to be a storyteller.
After completing high school, Eddie was selected into the Actors College of Theatre and Television in Sydney, where he studied performance for stage and screen for 3 years. During the course Eddie realised that his passion lied not in just performance, but in the direction and visual storytelling. Eddie applied for the Victorian College of The Arts and was accepted into to the School of Film and Television. Since graduating, Ed has written and directed a number of short films, which have screened in film festivals around the world. A MIFF Accelerator Lab Alumni, several of his screenplays have been shortlisted by Sundance.
Since graduating in December 2013, Eddie has been busy writing, directing and storytelling. He is currently developing multiple long form projects independently and with support from Screen Australia and has just finished up on a two month directing attachment on the US TV series Preacher. His experiences with the circus, travelling, performing and observing combine to create a unique voice in the Australian film landscape.