Deanne Foley is an award-winning filmmaker who made her mark with award-winning comedic shorts, Trombone Trouble and The Magnificent Molly McBride. Beat Down, starring Marthe Bernard (CBC’s Republic of Doyle) & Robb Wells (Trailer Park Boys), debut feature film garnered three Canadian Comedy Award nominations including Best Direction and won five awards at domestic and international film festivals. Distributed by Equinox Films in Canada and Media New Luna internationally, the film can be seen on The Movie Network (TMN), Movie Central, HBO Canada, and SHAW On Demand. Deanne’s sophomore feature, Relative Happiness, a romantic comedy, based on the best selling novel by Cape Breton writer, Lesley Crewe, was selected for Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada, Cannes 2014 and shortlisted for Whistler Film Festival’s 2014 Borsos Best Canadian Feature award. The film was theatrically released in Spring 2015.
Deanne was delighted to direct episodes for CBC’s Republic of Doyle. She is an alumna of the prestigious Toronto’s International Talent Lab 2014 and WIDC CAM in St John’s . She is a member of Directors Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Canada, WIFT-Atlantic and NIFCO.