Deborah Chow

Deborah Chow
('03SOA)

Deborah Chow is an up-and-coming Canadian director and screenwriter whose debut film, The High Cost of Living, starred Zach Braff and Isabelle Blais. Released this spring, the indie drama probes both the guilt and the unexpected friendship that develop between a hit-and-run driver and a woman who loses her unborn child in the accident. The film has already won a number of international awards, including Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Super Écran Award for Best Screenplay for First or Second Feature at the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québecois, and Best Canadian Film at the Female Eye Film Festival. Chow also directed and wrote the short films “Daypass” and “The Hill,” which have screened internationally at a number of festivals. Chow has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and in the Talent Lab at the Toronto Film Festival. She developed The High Cost of Living with the help of a Canada Council screenwriting grant and a Kodak New Vision Mentorship with Patricia Rozema.

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