by Bim Ajadi
In the confines of his disheveled bedsit, an agoraphobic young man is challenged to a game of connect 4. However it soon becomes apparent that this is no ordinary version of the parlor game that we are watching. What was designed for recreation has now become an obsessive addiction. Losing for him is no longer an option, but are the odds stacked against him, and the stake too high? A suspense drama........."Every move counts, but for some people things don't always fall into place".
4 Deaf Yorkshiremen.
(Comedy). By Charlie Swinbourne
How hard was growing up deaf? In this sign language short film, four grumpy deaf men try to tell the worst story about their childhood - and there's ten pounds as a prize for the 'winner!'The film was inspired by the classic 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch made famous by Monty Python, but with a new script for a deaf cast, and became a You Tube hit, making the actors famous across the world.Yorkshiremen' sketch made famous by Monty Python, but with a new script for a deaf cast, and became a You Tube hit, making the actors famous across the world.
4 Deaf Yorkshiremen Go to Blackpool
(Comedy) by Charlie Swinbourne and Louis Neethling
Four grumpy old Deaf men travel to Blackpool for an annual Deaf event. But when they meet a group of young Deaf men, things start to go wrong. Can the old and young men find a way to get on? This film stars Deaf actors John Smith, Matt Kirby, Jonathan Blackpool for an annual Deaf event. But when they meet a group of young Deaf men, things start to go wrong. Can the old and young men find a way to get on? This film stars Deaf actors John Smith, Matt Kirby, Jonathan Reid and Ilan Dwek as the old men, with Matthew Gurney, Adam Bassett and Sean Richards as the young men. Rachel Shenton and Ali Briggs also appear in cameo appearances.
Are You for Real
(Sci Fic and Animation) by Randy Dunham
The lady met Jack Frost in a fantastic winter forest - not sure if it was her dream or not. They wandered and discussed why her friends don't believe her that she had seen Jack Frost. She mention that three of her friends mocking and laughing her. They thought it's for the kids to believe in and they told her that it was only in her dream, not in a real life. At the end of the discussion with Jack Frost, she accepted that it's basic on an individual choice to believe or not. She got her confidence back and kept going to do with her life regardless what others think of her belief.
Believe Me Now? (Documentary) By Matthew Ward
What is it like to live with Usher's Syndrome?
(Fiction and Drama) by Victor Nores
Dad is deafblind... but he helps me with my homework. He reads me fairy tales--heplayshideandseek with me --he cooks very well and he takes me to school. Close your eyes and imagine that you never get to open them back. Now imagine that time passes and your ears stop hearing sounds. How would your life change? Bellanca is the story of a very special girl who helps her father cope with the Usher Syndrome, a disease that affects both hearing and vision.
Cake of Soap (Story Adaptation of "Dusk" by Saki) by Ernest Marshall
A businessman and his companion take a walk in the park, then sits on a bench in which they observed an old man having his lunch and leave. They meet one young man who shares his troubles of what happened to him, the businessman suspects him of telling false stories.
Chasing Cotton Clouds
(Drama) by Samuel Dore
Award-winning drama about a Deaf boy grieving for his father, who creates a fantasy world to cope with the alienation he feels. As he struggles at school and at home, can he find his way back from a world of made out of cardboard and glue to the real world? Featuring stunning animation that contrasts with a gritty inner-city setting, this film won the award for best film at Deaffest 2011.
Chris Fonscea Street Dancer
(Documentary) by Bim Ajadi.
A short film follows the rise and struggles of a talented deaf street dancer, Chris Fonscea. A quiet young man with sheer grit and determination, he tells his inspirational story of following his dreams. A Documentary shot and directed by Bim Ajadi, who had been commissioned by the BBC 'See Hear' to coincide with their programme of Black History Month, 2014.
(Drama) by Jack O'Donnell
A curious Deaf boy's life is changed when he meets a living statue.
Cuckoo's Teeth (Action) by Patricia Mosteiro
Two men are involved in a series of problems due to their poor management skills.
Deaf Women Told Me (Documentary) by Marie-Andree Boivin
It’s usually hearing people who produce research, books, and movies about the deaf. If given the opportunity, what do deaf people would say about their lives, feelings, and experiences? I am a deaf woman, yet deaf history has not been told to me. I met deaf women and I asked them to tell me their life stories. This generation of deaf women know each other in Quebec. They share a common history and a common language. They have told me their stories and now they are telling it to you.
Don't Shoot the Messenger
(Comedy) by Craig Fogel
Jacob, a klutzy sign language interpreter, fumbles through life hopelessly lost in translation. Although he's fluent in two languages, he is fluent in two languages, both his personal and professional lives are riddled with ridiculous misunderstandings. He constantly finds himself in awkward situations he can't make sense of with Deaf and hearing New Yorkers.
(Documentary). By Rinkoo Barpaga
Barpaga investigates Deaf people's experiences of racism, including leading figures in the Deaf community, in Double Discrimination. This is Barpaga's first documentary, and it was made as part of the BSL Zone's filmmaking scheme, Zoom Focus 2014. This film was produced by Neath Films.
Dre's Powerful Story (Documentary) By Jules Dameron
Dre is about a deaf woman’s experience of rape when she attended a party and was drugged. She did not feel well and went to the doctor who told her she was pregnant. She is a lesbian and said, “Impossible”, and then realized what happened. She gave birth to beautiful twin girls and is raising them.
Exhibition of Loyalty
(Animation and Fantasy) By Tony Fowler
Exhibitor stresses to solve the puzzles in his nightmare. He faces challenges to return to reality. His symbolic character is a reflection of his state of mind and emotion. At the end he re-invents himself as a whole new person by restructuring his way of thinking and being loyal to himself and others.
Documentary) By Charlie Swinbourne
Three Deaf people tell us about the day they found the Deaf world. Their stories include school, learning sign language, and their relationships with their family and friends. This programme features John Walker, Joanne Swinbourne and Emily Howlett
(Romance) by Ronit Meranda
Lucy and Johanna are on their honeymoon. Johanna is partially, and Lucy profoundly, Deaf. They arrive at a B&B where they are greeted by a sullen landlady. They are both annoyed with her demeanour, albeit on different levels. The nature of signing allows them to be carefree about quarrelling in public. A seemingly insignificant disagreement silently turns into a hurtful argument, as the noise of the weir dominates the background.
I've Unplugged (Documentary) by Stephanie Brasey
Thirty years ago, the cochlear implant was a revolution in the treatment of deafness. Now it is clear that it does not work for all the deaf and some have simply decided to stop using it. They have unplugged! This film meets four people who made the choice of sign language and deaf identity.
If I Don't Lose, I'll Lose
(Drama) by Maverick Litchfield-Kelly
Mabel Morgan is an award-winning Deaf actress whose agent demands she lose weight or face losing her next acting role to her rival Bella Lazari who uses only basic Sign Language. Temptations threaten to throw her off course. Will she succeed?
Koda Twins (Documentary) by Branic Keltz
This film documents language acquisition of twin toddlers who are children of Deaf adults (CODAs). There has been an assumption that their first language is Spoken English just because of their hearing status. Jazmina and Izabella have acquired American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language while Spoken English is their second language. Their expressive and receptive skills have increasingly changed over the course of their toddlerhood.Jazmina and Izabella have acquired American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language while Spoken English is their second language. Their expressive and receptive skills have increasingly changed over the course of their toddlerhood.
Look At Me When I Talk to You (Comedy) by Jose Miguel
Four roommates show us how they coexist, and through them we can discover "deaf culture".