Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin to British parents, 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, then taking the helm as director of her first short film, 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 the multi-award winning Greece has been immensely successful on the festival circuit. A writer for hire, Ms. Deakins has "script doctored" several features in LA. She continues to develop her own projects. Ms. Deakins makes her home in three main cities, splitting the year between LA, Toronto, and Vancouver.