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

December 15, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Ted Evans: Come along to Shuffle Festival on Sunday and watch Together, a forgotten classic about two Deaf men

July 29, 2014

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Naturally I’m always interested when deaf people are portrayed in films, I personally seek them out for my development project where I am looking at the portrayal of deaf characters in film and how sign language is captured. So if I hear I about a certain film, I have to see it and that is […]