Diaunte Thompson grew up in Richmond, CA, where he acted in numerous plays in church and elsewhere. He studied filmmaking at the Berkeley Digital Film Institute, where he directed his first short film, Surviving the Recession.
In addition to directing a host of music videos, he co-created and co-directed the television pilot The Industry. He recently directed a pilot (currently in post-production) for Diamond Life, a reality series about how high-level youth baseball players balance competition with life and school.
No Script with Marshawn Lynch a Web Series where he served as a Writer / Producer. A Hundred Blocks is his first feature Director/Producer debut, which he was nominated for Best Director at American Black Film Festival, and Jury Award Winner at Oakland International Film Festival.