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

In October of 2012, GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY NEWS withtranslation and English script by DeSnoo 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

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 Japan`s supernatural culture and reveals the impact of the past on modern J-Horror films.
Writer / Director / Producer

Hip Korea: Seoul Savvy featuring Korean international film star,
Lee Byung Hun.

Hip Korea: Seoul Vibes featuring Korean pop star, Rain
nominated for 4 Asian TV Awards in 2009:

Last Artisans:
Make `em 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

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.