deborah Ann de Snoo

deborah Ann de Snoo

Plug-In Productions
Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter, Stage Director, Concept Artist, Playwright, Theatrical Producer and Voice Artist

Tokyo, Japan

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About deborah

DEBORAH ANN DE SNOO

An award winning film and theater director/ producer, writer and narrator, Deborah Ann De Snoo is now based in Tokyo, Japan.

In October of 2012, GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY NEWS with translation and English script by De Snoo for NHK International was awarded an INTERNATIONAL EMMY.

Recent video and film projects include:

Inside Lens: Road to Re-Election
Broadcast June 8, 2015
Director / Writer / Producer
NHK World

Journeys in Japan:
Iwate: Savoring Winter
Broadcast February 24th, 2015
Director / Writer
NHK World

Journeys In Japan:
Iwate: Road to Recovery
Broadcast August 2014
Director / Writer
NHK World

The Future of Spaceship Earth
A four part series for NHK hosted by Winona Ryder
broadcast November 2013 – January 2014
Co-director and English scripts
http://www.nhk.or.jp/co-pro/e/past/detail_20131129.html

SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET / 異界百物語
Japanese Version and International Version
A Plug-In 2 Productions and NHK Co-production
In association with Plug-In, SBS Australia, AVRO (Netherlands)
with The Japan Foundation
A cross platform documentary / drama production that explores over 1200 years of Japans supernatural culture and reveals the impact of the past on modern J-Horror films. <br /> Writer / Director / Producer<br /> http://www.nhk.or.jp/co-pro/recent/20100314.html<br /> <br /> Hip Korea: Seoul Savvy featuring Korean international film star, Lee Byung Hun.<br /> http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHGlcoV33aF2x\_zZroiOsrozbzyDHiGn<br /> Hip Korea: Seoul Vibes featuring Korean pop star, Rain<br /> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Zr1BAO3ZU<br /> nominated for 4 Asian TV Awards in 2009:<br /> Best Direction<br /> Best Cross Platform Content – Winner<br /> Best Music Program - Highly Commended<br /> Best Infotainment – Highly Commended<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Last Artisans: <br /> Makeem Laugh, the story of the Male Geisha
&
The Poetry of Puppetry - Otome Bunraku.
NHK World
Writer and Director
2010- 2011

JAPAN: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
(a three part film series for PBS on the samurai)
nominated for an IDA Limited Series Award in 2004
Producer / Director/ Writer
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/japan-memoirs-secret-empire/
In 2005, Part 3 of the series was shown in conjunction with the Japan After Perry Exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Part I and Part 2 of this series were shown in conjunction with the special exhibition "Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

DeSnoo is currently a member of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) and the WGA (Writerss Guild of America), and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

FILM and TELEVISION PRODUCTION


REGULAR WORK in Japan:

Director / Writer
Journeys In Japan:
NHK World
JIB
May 2014 – April 2016

Narrator and Voice Over
NHK World and other NHK programs
Global Media
April 2015 – March 2016 (contract for News Nrration)

Narrator and Voice Over
NHK World
Newsline
December 2010 – March 2015 (contract for News Narration)


Narration / Voiceover
Creative Woman
NHK World
April 2013 – March 2015


Writer, Script Consultant, Translation and Narration
TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS
NHK World
A weekly program introducing Japanese fashion trends to
the world
MC Script (regular since June 2010)
Narration Scripts
NHK World TV
2010 – 2015


PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER / TRANSLATION, NARRATION
FOR FILM AND TELEVISION


Director / Writer / Producer
Inside Lens:
Road to Re-Election
Broadcast June 2015

Director / Writer / Line Producer
Journeys in Japan:
Iwate: Savoring Winter
Broadcast February 24th, 2015
NHK World

Narration
Toshiba Video Presentation
September 2014

Narration
NHK – Global Media
September 2014

Director / Writer / Line Producer
Journeys In Japan:
Iwate: Road to Recovery
NHK World
Broadcast August 2014

Translation, English Script Rewrite
Kids Survival School
March 2014 3-part series

Co-Director and English Script Rewrites
NHK
The Future of Spaceship Earth ( a four part series)
Broadcast date: January 24, 2014

Translation, English Script Rewrite
Cambria Palace
Ryu Murakami Talking Live
September 2013

Translation, English Script Rewrites
Shinsai Mirai ( a 3 part series)
NHK International

Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Writer / Voice over
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET. (52 minute international version)
A cross platform documentary / drama production which explores over 1200 years of Japans supernatural culture and reveals the impact the past has had on the modern J-Horror film.<br /> Leid Film Festival<br /> <br /> Narration<br /> Shogakukan<br /> Eigo Ohanashi Ehon<br /> http://eigo.shogakukan.co.jp/eng/sound/two/<br /> <br /> Translation, English Script Rewrite<br /> GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE URGENT NEWSFLASH<br /> NHK International<br /> AWARDED International Emmy 2012<br /> January 2012<br /> <br /> Narration<br /> SANDAI TOMODACHI<br /> NHK International<br /> January 2012<br /> <br /> Translation, English Rewrite, ADR Director<br /> FEAST OF EXQUISITE BEAUTY<br /> Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring<br /> NHK International <br /> December 2011<br /> <br /> Producer, Director, Writer<br /> TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2011: The Takeri Launch<br /> MAZDA<br /> REDWOOD<br /> December 2011<br /> <br /> Translation, English Rewrite, ADR Director<br /> みんな一人じゃないからな<br /> TOGETHER WE FIND TOMORROW: <br /> NHK International <br /> November 2011<br /> <br /> Translation, English Rewrite<br /> 私が日本に残る理由~大震災・あるバングラデシュ人日~<br /> BEYOND THE EARTHQUAKE: One Bangladeshi’s Story<br /> NHK Enterprise<br /> September 2011<br /> <br /> Translation, English Rewrite ふるさと発「原爆棄民」~韓国人被爆者の65年~ <br /> THE FORSAKEN ONES<br /> Korean A-Bomb Survivors 65 Years After Hiroshima<br /> NHK International<br /> NHK World TV<br /> August 2011<br /> <br /> Translation, English Rewrite 「うちは、一人じゃない」英語字幕 気になった箇所<br /> I’M NOT ALONE<br /> NHK Educational<br /> Festival Submission<br /> June 2011<br /> <br /> Director, Writer, Translation, Voiceover<br /> LAST ARTISANS SERIES<br /> The Poetry of Puppetry<br /> A look into the little known world of Female Bunraku.<br /> NHK World TV<br /> April 2011<br /> <br /> Narrator<br /> LAST ARTISANS SERIES<br /> MAGIC OF EDO<br /> NHK World TV<br /> April 2011<br /> <br /> Narrator / voiceover<br /> TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS<br /> Episode #3<br /> NHK World TV<br /> April 2011<br /> <br /> <br /> 2nd Unit Direction<br /> Storyhouse Productions<br /> Pro 7, Germany <br /> March 2011 <br /> <br /> Writer, Script Consultant <br /> JOURNEYS IN JAPAN<br /> Narration Script<br /> NHK World TV<br /> 2010<br /> <br /> Director<br /> Zoom Zoom, Redwood Press<br /> Mazda Web Interviews<br /> 2010<br /> <br /> Director, Writer, Translator<br /> LAST ARTISANS SERIES<br /> Makeem Laugh
A look into the little known world of the Male Geisha.
NHK World TV
2010

Executive Producer, Producer, Director and Writer
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET.
A cross platform documentary / drama production which explores over 1200 years of Japans supernatural culture and reveals the impact the past has had on the modern J-Horror film.<br /> NHK & Plug-In Two Productions (co-production)<br /> In association with Plug-In, SBS Australia, AVRO (Netherlands)<br /> The Japan Foundation Grant, 2008 -2009<br /> NHK Frontier Series 2008, 2009<br /> International Version 2010<br /> <br /> Director <br /> HIP KOREA: SEOUL VIBES featuring Rain (Jeong Ji-hoon)<br /> *Nominated for 4 Asian TV Awards:<br /> Best Direction<br /> Best Music Program - Highly Commended<br /> Best Cross Platform Content - WINNER<br /> Best Infotainment - Highly Commended <br /> HIP KOREA: SEOUL SAVVY featuring Lee Byung Hun <br /> NHK 2009<br /> Discovery Channel 2010<br /> Segment Producer in Japan<br /> LIFE AFTER PEOPLE Series<br /> “The Bodies Left Behind” <br /> Flight 33 Productions<br /> History Channel<br /> April 2009 <br /> <br /> Writer <br /> TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS<br /> A short weekly program introducing Japanese fashion trends to<br /> the world<br /> NHK<br /> April 2008<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> English Script Rewriter<br /> A MARVELOUS VOICE<br /> A famous Korean tenor loses his voice due to cancer and struggles to find his voice again.<br /> NHK Hi Vision (90 minute)<br /> January 2008<br /> <br /> Location Manager and Japan Production Manager<br /> NINJAS forGalileo Mystery<br /> Secrets of the mysterious Ninja.<br /> Story House Productions<br /> Pro 7, Germany<br /> 2007<br /> <br /> Researcher and potential Producer for piece in development<br /> THE UNENDING DREAM… THE TALE OF GENJI IN THE WORLD<br /> E Berlin Media<br /> <br /> Celebrity Appearance with Maneki (cat) and Bubba (cat)<br /> PET SODAN<br /> NHK BS2<br /> June 20, June 23 2006<br /> <br /> Co- Navigator (Program host)<br /> JAZZ LOVE NOTES PREMIUM<br /> Eight part series of Jazz for BS Nihon TV<br /> 2004<br /> <br /> Executive Producer, Producer, Director and Writer<br /> JAPAN: MEMOIRS OF A SECRET EMPIRE<br /> A three part film series on the history of the Samurai during the Tokugawa Era. (1543 – 1857)<br /> Plug-In, Inc, and Lyn Goldfarb Productions, Inc. in association with Devillier Donegan Enterprises, Inc and PBS<br /> 2004.<br /> The Japan Foundation Grant, 2002-2003<br /> *Nomination: IDA Limited Series Award 2004<br /> <br /> Co- Navigator (Program host)<br /> JAZZ LOVE NOTES PREMIUM<br /> Eight part series of Jazz for BS NIHON TV<br /> 2003<br /> <br /> Writer, Producer<br /> FAVORITE JAPANESE FAIRYTALES, <br /> Ten part animation series in Japanese and English<br /> Plug-In, Inc for World Entertainment, Inc and King Records, Inc.<br /> Video Package<br /> 2002-2003<br /> <br /> Producer, ADR Director<br /> CAROLINE AND HER FRIENDS<br /> A series of 24 English and 24 Japanese animation programs<br /> Plug-In, Inc for TDK <br /> Video package<br /> 2001<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Producer, Director, Writer, Narrator<br /> WHAT’S YOUR PREFERENCE?<br /> A five part parody series of a cable television cooking show Plug-In, Inc for The Stripe House Museum<br /> Digital video series<br /> 2000<br /> <br /> Producer, Director<br /> SUMIDA HAS HEART<br /> A documentary video commissioned by Tokyo Sumida county government that was featured at FASHION TOWN EXPO<br /> Also featured on the Sumida Ku web site.<br /> 1999<br /> <br /> Segment Producer<br /> REAL SEX <br /> (2 segments in Japan)<br /> <br /> 1996.<br /> <br /> Production management and translation<br /> PEOPLE IN MOTION II series<br /> Without Barriers or Borders (directed by Lyn Goldfarb)<br /> WNET for PBS. <br /> Broadcast April 1996.<br /> <br /> Assoc. Producer and Writer<br /> ACROSS THE PACIFIC (Pilot)<br /> Produced by Japanese Center for Intercultural Communication / Foreign Ministry in 1995.<br /> <br /> Producer, Director and Writer<br /> CORPORATE WARRIOR<br /> Narrative Short for AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women<br /> A controversial short featured on NHK’s NEWS 7.<br /> 1994<br /> <br /> ADR Director, Translation and 20 English Scripts<br /> ANIMATED JAPANESE FAIRY TALES<br /> TDK Video Package<br /> Produced by TDK and Dowasha Productions, 1993-94<br /> 20 videos (Titles on request)<br /> <br /> Production Co-ordination and Translator<br /> MARTHA GRAHAM directed by Koichi Itoh<br /> NHK, <br /> broadcast in 1991.<br /> <br /> Narration<br /> Bejarts Kabuki Ballet
NHK
*Emmy Award Winner

ADR Director, Translation and Narrator
ANIMATED FAIRY TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Kodansha Cable Television
Produced by Kodansha and Daks.
Broadcast in 1989-91.
20 videos (Title on request)


Director
THE LITTLE MERMAID (Musical Stage Version in Japanese)
Produced by Kodansha and Disney, Japan.
Video Package, 1987.

Writer
Japan Diary
Weekly commentary for NHK Radio (1989-92)

Translation / _Rewrite
Tour of Japan
Translation / Video Package
Japan National Tourist Organization

Translation / Rewrite
Breaking Through to the 21st Century
Translation / Video Package
Hiroshima Kasei, Ltd.

Translation / Rewrite
Peter and the Wolf
Translation, rewrites and narration / CD-ROM
Oracion

Translation / Rewrite
Ginga no Uo (URSA minor BLUE)
Translation / High definition Animation Film by Tamura Shigeru
SONY Corporation

Translation / Rewrite
Ginga no Uo (URSA minor BLUE)
Translation / CD-ROM
SONY Corporation

Crystallization
Translation / Animated Film by Tamura Shigeru
Ai Ga Areba Daijobu, K.K.

Assistant Director
Toshiba Commercial
Broadcast in 1987.

Subject of Documentary
WAGA AI
1 hour documentary for TBS on Deborah DeSnoo with internationally known Noh actor Kanze Hideo
TBS and the City of Tokyo
1985

Producer (in Japan) and 2nd Unit Director
TALES OF MEETING AND PARTING directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women
*Nominated: Academy Award Short Film, 1985
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THEATRE, OPERA, MUSICALS & CONCERTS


Director
THE CURIOUS MRS SAVAGE / 幸せの値段
Produced by NLT Theater Company
Actors’ Theater (俳優座)
April 2012


Producer, Director
PROJECT 2001
THE SEDUCING OF THINGS PAST by Carter Lewis
THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
Produced by Crane River, Plug-In, Inc.
Performed at Hosei University
March 2001

Director, Writer, Lead Actor
TENSHI NO NIWA II (Serendipity’s Garden)
A site specific multimedia piece incorporating video and interactive live performance
Produced by Crane River, Plug-In, Inc with The Stripe House Museum
Performed at The Stripe House Museum in Tokyo
February 2000
* Japan Art and Culture Theater Production Grant

Director, Writer, Lea Actor
THE ASSASSIN’S DREAM
A multimedia piece incorporating video, internet and live performance
Performed at the Yurinkan in Kiryu, Japan as part of the Kiryu Theater Festival
September 1999

Director, Writer, Lead Actor
Tenshi no Niwa I (Serendipity’s Garden)
A site-specific interactive live performance piece.
Produced by Crane River, ArrowBee Concept and The Stripe House Museum
Performed at The Striped House Museum in Tokyo
December 1998
* Artist Achievement Award by Gunma Mecena


Director
THE VOICE
A one-man (woman) show developed for Japan’s celebrated super star female impersonator, Peter / Shinosuke Ikehata as part of his celebration of 30 years in show business.
Performed at Hakuhinkan
October 1998


Creative Director, Writer and International Pre-production Producer
DREAM ANGEL
A Three Country (Japan, United States, Russia) Musical Circus Fantasy
Sponsored by the Asahi Shinbun (Asahi Newspaper),Television Asahi and the Sports Shinbun (Sports Newspaper), the multimillion dollar extravaganza attracted audiences exceeding a half million people during its six month run in Tokyo.
1997

Director, Script Adaptation and Lead Actor
FEVER, VOL. I, II & III (Evolving Piece in Progress)
Original evolving theater piece exploring Samurai philosophy of war and death, utilizing Mac Beth.
Brecht Theater in Tokyo
October 1997
November 1996
June 1996

Director, Writer and Actor
DREAM OF YURINKAN
Site specific performance commissioned by Yurinkan and Printsaurus (Japanese International Printmakers Assn.)
Exchange Czech-Lithuanian & Japanese Contemporary Print Exhibition.
Yurinkan in Kiryu City, Gunman Prefecture, 1997.

Director and Performance Concept
Okamoto Kanako - A Shigemi Yoshioka Concert
Produced by Jean Jean
Jean Jean Theater in Tokyo
March 1996.





Director and Performance Concept
We Live - A Series of Concerts of Shigemi Yoshioka
Produced by Theater X
Theater X in Tokyo,
November and December 1995.


Director
Voice
An opera by Jean Cocteau.
ABC Hall in Tokyo
1994 and 1995.


Producer, Director and Bi-lingual Script Adaptation
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
A bi-lingual adaptation in English and Japanese.
Produced by Crane River.
Benisan Pit Theater in Tokyo, 1995


Director
Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by NLT Theater Company.
NLT Atelier in Tokyo, 1993.

Director
Marriage of Figaro composed by Amadeus Mozart
Produced by Crane River, ArrowBee Concept.
Performed in Japanese at The Tokyo Panasonic Globe and
National Tour of Japan, 1992-93.


Director and Writer
Mozart Dell’Arte Part I: The Marriage of Figaro
Part II: The Magic Flute
Multi media entertainment opera with video and live performance.
Produced by Jet Kikaku and ArrowBee Concept.
Commissioned by Marui Department Store.
Grand Station in Tokyo, March and April 1992.


Director and Writer
Neo Dracula Part I: The Resurrection
Part II: In New York
Part III: Days of Love
Part IV: Athanasia
A four-part multimedia musical incorporating video with live performance.
Produced by Jet Kikaku.
Commissioned by Marui Department Store.
Grand Station in Tokyo, September - December 1991.

Director
Night Visitor
Produced by ArrowBee Concept and Mezamashi Dokei
Space Zero in Tokyo, 1990.
Director and Japanese Script Adaptation
Salonika by Louise Paige (playwright in residence)
Produced by ArrowBee Concept, Crane River.
Sanbyukunin Theater in Tokyo, 1990.
*Critic’s Choice for Best Ten of 1990

Director
The Dining Room by A.R. Guerney
Produced by Crane River Workshop, ArrowBee Concept
S.K. Studio in Tokyo, 1990.

Director and Script Adaptation
Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
Produced by Mingei Theater Company.
Sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and The Association of Theater Companies.
Special directorial commission by Mingei.
Long run performance at Actor’s Theater & Kinokuniya Theater in Tokyo as well as a National Tour of Japan, 1990.



Producer, Director, Co-writer and Lead Actor
Inconsistencies (Adapted from Akutagawa’s In the Thicket)
An original performance piece created through improvisation in Japanese and English.
Produced by Crane River
Zenshinza Theater in Tokyo, 1989.





Director
Arsenic and Old Lace
Produced by Hakuhinkan and NLT Theater Company
Hakuhinkan Theater, Tokyo, Kyoto and National Tour of Japan, 1987-89.
*Received Artist’s Award for Best Play of 1989

Producer and Actor
Two White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
Produced by Habo ‘n Sam
Ekimai Theater in Tokyo, 1986.

Director
The Dining Room by A.R. Guerney
Produced by Habo ‘n Sam
Jean Jean Theater in Tokyo, 1986.

Director
The Good Doctor by Neil Simon
Produced by NLT Theater Company
NLT Atelier, Tokyo, 1986.

Actor Ernie Pyle
A musical extravaganza based on the activities of the Ernie Pyle Theater in Tokyo after the war.
Produced by Shochiku
Performed at the Shinbashi Enbujo
1985

Director
Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by NLT Theater Company
NLT Atelier in Tokyo, 1985.
Producer, Director, Writer and Solo Performer
Floating in a Pool of Dim Light
Bi-lingual theater piece in Japanese and English
Produced by DeSnoo/Matsumoto
Bungeiza Le Pillar Theater in Tokyo, 1984.
and others



Narration Work: Upon Request
PUBLISHED ARTICLES, WEB ARTICLES AND TRANSLATIONS

SKYWARD
JAL Airline Magazine
Anime-zing Museums
October 2011

SKYWARD
JAL Airline Magazine
“An Alternate Reality of Cool” - Interview with Mamaru Oshi
July 2011

ZOOM ZOOM
Redwood Publishing, UK
CX and the City / Yanesen
June 2011

NEC/ BIGLOBE
MANGABOSHI
September 2010 - September 2011
(12 volumes)

DOCUMENTARY INTERNATIONAL
“The Challenges of `Empire’ Building
June 2004

PBS Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire Web Site
Wrote all articles for web site
http://www.pbs.org/empires/japan/


Canine Chronicles: Part I, II & III
Aiken no Tomo

The American Film Institute and the American Dream
IMAGE FORUM (Film Magazine)

Building Cultural Bridges
CULTURAL ECONOMICS: Japanese Performing Artists And Culture In Socio Economic Perspective (Book)

Bamboo
IKEBANA MAGAZINE

Directing in Japanese
JAPANESE AND I (ALC Press / Book)

Japan Diary
Weekly commentary for NHK Radio (1989-92)


Tour of Japan
Translation / Video Package
Japan National Tourist Organization

Breaking Through to the 21st Century
Translation / Video Package
Hiroshima Kasei, Ltd.

Peter and the Wolf
Translation, rewrites and narration / CD-ROM
Oracion

Ginga no Uo (URSA minor BLUE)
Translation / High definition Animation Film by Tamura Shigeru
SONY Corporation

Ginga no Uo (URSA minor BLUE)
Translation / CD-ROM
SONY Corporation

Crystallization
Translation / Animated Film by Tamura Shigeru
Ai Ga Areba Daijobu, K.K.
LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS

U.S.

Academy of Television and Sciences
Los Angeles
Panelist with Producers Wendy Apple, Keiko and Takahiro Hamano
International Co-Productions
December 2007

Guest Speaker and Panelist
Communication in the International Workplace
Women in Business, Women in Communications and Japanese Career Women’s Network.


JAPAN

Yamagata Film Festival
Panelist with NHK Producer Takahiro Hamano on International Co-production
October 2007

Japan Director’s Association
Panelist for Theater Symposium
October 2003

Japan Director’s Association
Workshop on Film for Actors
Japan Director’s Association
September 2003

Symposium Panelist
Directors on Directing
Japan Directors Association

Keynote Lecturer
Working Without Borders
Japan Institute of Affairs / Japanese Department of Foreign Affairs

Symposium Panelist
Toyama Picture Book Symposium

Guest Speaker
Home is Where the Heart is
Yokohama Town Hall

Guest Speaker
Marriage in a Borderless Society
Sumida Women’s Center

Guest Speaker
Accepting Differences
Meguro International Friendship Association

Guest speaker
Thinking in English while Working In Japanese
Adachi Women’s Center

Symposium Panelist
Oshima Children’s Book symposium ‘93

Symposium Panelist and Presentation of Paper
Building Cultural Bridges
CULTURAL ECONOMICS: Japanese Performing Artists and Culture in Socio-economic Perspectives

Lecturer
Theater in Japan
Japan Travel Bureau





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