“Every episode a place, every episode a painting.”
Diediker's award winning television show “Canvasing The World” is currently airing nationwide on PBS for which he picked up a Gold Telly Award for Best Directing in Television in 2020. Part travelogue, part documentary, a modern day marriage of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Canvasing the World details Diediker’s quest to explore the interplay between art and the human condition.
“I revel in the whole creative process, taking an experience and constructing a painting around it, and for me filmmaking is a natural extension of this,” says Diediker. “The tools are different but the process is the same, allowing us to create a collective “journal” of the interchanges we share with those we meet on the road. This synergy binds me with my subjects and serves as a time capsule. Each work is a lasting symbol of the evolution that occurs through true human connection and shared experiences. Winning a Gold Telly for directing from my fellow image-makers is an absolute honor.”