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Andy Palmer: 6 clips from deaf films that will teach you about deaf people’s lives

January 30, 2015


In my last job I used to train new recruits working for the nation’s largest deafness charity, Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID), on a whole range of topics to do with deafness. Occassionally, I’d show film clips by some of the UK’s fantastic deaf filmmakers during training sessions to illustrate important points. Why? Because […]

Nick Sturley: Deaf filmmakers need to go to the next level. But how?

December 15, 2014


I read Ted Evans’s frustration about the lack of training and funding for Deaf filmmakers after seeing the groundbreaking film THE TRIBE with great interest. I, too, had the opportunity to see the momentous Ukrainian film at the National Film Theatre last October. This two hour and ten minute film, showing long, tracking and uncut ten–minute […]

Diary of a Deaf Filmmaker, Month 5: How well will Deaf and hearing people work together on my film?

November 24, 2014


As the shoot dates draw ever closer, I’m starting to think/panic about how well everybody is going to work together. In my quest (that I’ve started, just now) to save the planet one film at a time, I want this shoot to represent how things could be for Deaf and hearing people working in the […]

“This film is a big deal.” Ted Evans on The Tribe, the deaf film that is breaking into the mainstream

November 12, 2014


Deaf filmmaker Ted Evans says that Ukrainian film ‘The Tribe,’ which has taken the world’s film festivals by storm, is a game changer for deaf cinema. The Tribe, which is acted entirely in Ukrainian sign language and has no subtitles, has won the First Feature Award at the BFI Awards, the Feature Film Award at the […]

Hollywood actress to star in tear-jerking UK film about a deaf teenager’s dream

October 5, 2014


A Hollywood star has been cast in the role of a deaf child from London in a short-film due to made later this year. Aryana Engineer, who is from Canada, has starred in two Hollywood films and the opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and takes the lead role in short-film Dreaming […]

Diary of a Deaf Filmmaker, Month 3: Being able to cast actors online is a lifesaver

September 30, 2014


Last month, I mentioned that we had begun to look for actors to invite to the casting. I also noted that this can be a bit tricky when looking for specific Deaf/HoH actors, as they are few in numbers. But we cast our net far and wide via the web… social media… and good ol’ […]

Watch: The video everyone’s talking about, ‘Happy’ in sign language!

August 29, 2014


It’s the video that’s gone viral and is being added to more news sites on a daily basis – the signed version of Pharrell Williams’s song ‘Happy’, which was made by a group of Deaf Campers at the Deaf Film Camp 2014. It even features a Deaf Brit – Bim Ajadi, who has made a […]