Watch: Actress Rachel Shenton’s fundraising video for film about a Deaf child

Posted on September 19, 2016

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Actress Rachel Shenton, who had a Deaf father, has released a fundraising video and website for a film she has written and will also star in, about a Deaf girl’s challenges with communication.

£4,500 has already been raised of the £10,000 target.

Watch the video below (if subtitles don’t appear, click here to view it on the fundraising site, and check the subtitle option is selected)”

The film’s synopsis is:

Set in rural England, we follow the story of profoundly deaf child, Libby and her middle-class family; consisting of 2 elder siblings, both high achievers. A constantly overwhelmed mother and a workaholic husband. The family are uneducated about their daughters deafness and are in search of a way to ‘normalise’ her. It’s not until they employ the help of a deaf-specialised social worker that it becomes apparent that it’s not Libby’s disability that is limiting her.

Rachel told us: “It’s based on a true story and it’s a story that needs to be told. Communication is the beating heart of everything we do and no child should be denied that opportunity.”

Help support the film by clicking here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-silent-child-short-film#/

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