Love & Diane is Jennifer Dworkin's first film. Born in New York, she grew up in England, returning to the United States for college. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at Cornell University. Dworkin is the recipient of several research fellowships and was awarded the 1997 Fellowship for Excellence in Research and Academic Promise in the Cognitive Sciences from Cornell University. Dworkin has known some members of the Hazzard family portrayed in Love & Diane since 1989, when she taught photography workshops for children in New York City's shelter system. These workshops grew into a program teaching kids still photography and filmmaking with Super 8 cameras. Dworkin learned filmmaking in the course of making Love & Diane over several years.