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Bio

 

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin to British parents, multi award winning writer/director/actor Sarah Deakins spent the first year of her life in Chicago until her parents decided to move to Canada. A graduate of the University of Victoria theater program, Ms. Deakins has extensive stage and screen credits; she has also written and produced several plays and films, taking the helm most recently as director of her newest piece, "Greece", produced by Brightlight Pictures. The first short film she penned and starred in, "Late", went to Cannes with Telefilm Canada as part of a successful festival run, and "Greece", is in the midst of a highly successful festival run, with over 20 official selections so far, and garnering over 20 awards and counting. Ms. Deakins makes her home in three main cities, splitting her time between LA, Toronto, and Vancouver, and is currently in development on her first feature film, “Home Free”.

 

 

Awards:

 

2015 Winner for Best Writing in a Narrative, Dramatic or Comedic Short Film, Sofie Awards, NYC (for “Greece”)

 

2015 I Filmmaker International Film Festival Special Mention (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Action On Film Fest - Best Short Film - Drama (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Action On Film Fest - Best Actress In A Short Film (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Action On Film Fest - The Xristos Award (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Depth Of Field International FF Competition - Exceptional Merit Award: Lead Actress (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Depth Of Field International FF Competition - Award Of Merit, Short Film Drama (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Wildsound FF - Audience Award - Best Overall Cast (for “Greece”)

 

2015 TOFF Honorable Mention (for “Greece”)

 

2015 TOFF Best Actress (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Santa Monica International Indie FF - Honorable Mention (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Wildsound FF - Audience Award - Best Overall Cast (for “Greece”)

 

2015 American Movie Awards - Best First Time Director (for “Greece”)

 

2015 Winter Film Awards - Best Short Film (for “Greece”)

 

2015 International Independent Film Awards – Platinum Winner, Narrative Short (for “Greece”)

 

2015 International Independent Film Awards – Diamond Winner, Actress In A Leading Role (for “Greece”)

 

2015 International Independent Film Awards – Platinum Winner, DIrecting (for “Greece”)

 

2014 The Accolade Competition – Award Of Excellence, Short Film (for “Greece”)

 

2014 The Accolade Competition – Award Of Excellence, Women Filmmakers (for “Greece”)

 

2014 Best Shorts Competition – Winner (for “Greece”)

 

2014 The Indie Fest – Award Of Excellence, Leading Actress (for “Greece”)

 

2014 The Indie Fest – Award Of Excellence, Short Film (for “Greece”)

 

2014 Inaugural NSI Brian Linehan Actors Award (for "Late")

 

Nominations:

 

Leo Awards:
2013 BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE IN A SHORT DRAMA nominee for “Late”
2015 BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE IN A SHORT DRAMA nominee for “Greece”

 

Maverick Movie Awards:
2015 BEST PICTURE nominee for “Greece”
2015 BEST DIRECTOR nominee for “Greece”
2015 BEST SCREENPLAY nominee for “Greece”
2015 BEST ACTRESS nominee for “Greece”