Exit From Chaos: A Life in Chapters

Shot entirely on my iPhone 5S, this is the story of Linda Lou Schwable. Who? Tags: step-mother-in-law, Winnipeg, adopted, NYC, Actors Studio, Hollywood, casting agent, pills, pot, heroin, promiscuous, affairs. drunk, addict, AA, Countess, Alzheimers, rich, fucking crazy, survivor, cancer.

Linda Lou is my "step-mother-in-law". Sounds awkward but true. Through a series of weird circumstances, Linda decided she wanted to play herself in the film of her life. I was commissioned to do it.

  • Edward Mowbray
    Punk X, Ace in the Hole, Joan Crawford, Not Dead Yet
  • Edward Mowbray
    Punk X, Ace in the Hole, Joan Crawford, Not Dead Yet
  • Edward Mowbray
    DOP & Editor
  • Linda Schwable
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 22, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    United States
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  • Atlantic Film Festival
    June 24, 2015
    North American Premier
Director Biography - Edward Mowbray

Edward has worked in television and has been a filmmaker for 30+ years in Vancouver, Toronto, Regina and Halifax. Exit From Chaos: A Life in Chapters is his first documentary in 12 years.

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Director Statement

Like all of my previous documentaries this is a deeply personal work. I only seem to be motivated to make a film when there is something personally at stake. With this film the stakes were very high.