Canadian screenwriter, director, and producer Deborah Chow is well-known for her work on Star Wars television as well as her independent films. Daypass (2002) and The Hill (2004), two of her earliest short films, both took home prizes at several international film festivals. She co-wrote and directed her debut full-length film, The High Cost of Living (2010).
The Gothic novel Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews was adapted for television in 2014, and Chow has also directed episodes of Copper, Murdoch Mysteries, Reign, Beauty and the Beast, and Mr. Robot. Additionally, Chow directed all six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+ in 2022 as well as the first season of The Mandalorian for the Star Wars television franchise (2019).
Chow is the half-Chinese child of Australian immigrants who settled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as children.
Deborah Chow parents
Her Chinese father introduced her to the realm of classic cinema and filmmaking because he was an avid moviegoer.
Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, is where Chow received his diploma.
She earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, where she also produced her first short film, with a major in cultural theory and a minor in art history.
Following graduation, she continued on to Columbia University in New York City to complete her MFA in directing. There, she wrote two short films and a feature screenplay, including her award-winning short film Daypass, which screened internationally at more than 35 film festivals.