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       chris deacon

                      writer  editor  director 

                                        Visual storytelling for page & screen



I'm a writer and director living in Toronto. I started my career writing and directing on teen shows like Degrassi, Radio Free Roscoe and the Emmy-award winning Dino Dana. My short films have collected awards at festivals across the world, including a Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Film. 

In 2018, my nagging love of prose inspired me to pursue post-graduate studies in Professional Writing. Regardless of the medium, my writing always comes from the same place: an endless need to explore life in all its messiness. On the pages ahead, you can read about my services and view samples of my work. Feel free to get in touch if you're looking for a writer for your next project! 

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specializing in keen observation &  expert eavesdropping

I regularly tilt my head towards the couple at the next table. It's a reflex. Our stories connect us and our shared experiences remind us that we're not alone.  My writing services cover a broad spectrum from magazines, to digital media, to television pilots, to script analysis. I have a particular fondness for naturalistic first-person writing like blog posts and memoir, but am equally at home with service journalism and copywriting. Whatever the medium, my starting point is always a love of words and a passion for storytelling. You can read more about my services below. 

writing & editing


I write magazine articles, profiles, blogs, and web copy. I also offer editing services to tighten and streamline your project. Additionally, I offer ghostwriting services. I also have working knowledge of Canva.

screenwriting & story editing

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As a screenwriter, I can collaborate on your television concept, do a rewrite of your pilot and tighten dialogue. I also offer story editing services to identify structural problems and story holes.

script analysis

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I can give you feedback on your feature film project in the form of a reader's report. The report includes a plot summary and an analysis of story, themes, structure, and dialogue. Clients include: the Harold Greenberg Fund, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Film Centre and the CBC.



 I am an experienced episodic television director. I also direct short films and Public Service Announcements. You can view my director's demo reel here. I can also be contacted through Lara Bryant at Green Light Artist Management: 416-920-5110

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