Watch: The deaf silent film that got there before The Artist

Posted on February 27, 2012

Today the cast and crew of The Artist celebrate being the stand-out film of the 2012 Oscars, with their vision of making a modern silent film seen as taking cinema back to its roots.

Most deafies I know who have seen it love it. It’s clear from this post, however, calling it a “a silent film for hearing people,” that not everyone is a fan.

And in terms of the idea of making a modern silent film being highly original – well, *breaking news alert* a deaf guy got there first.

A couple of years ago, deaf actor Matthew Gurney turned his hand to directing, and this hilarious short film for the BSLBT’s Zoom scheme was the result.

To see the film, just click here:

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