Lost Community (Documentary) by David Ellington
In this moving documentary, we find out how the members of Bristol's Centre for Deaf People feel about the closure of the club building. Featuring BSL interviews with Lorna Allsop, William Coyle and Betty Smith, this clip reveals many of their memories of using the Deaf club from a young age, and they explain why the club is so important to the local Deaf community.
Metamorphosis: Returning to Our Ecological Self (Experimental) Hannah Wheatcroft.
This short film captures the visual sounds that we experience in our everyday lives It challenges the meaning of sound.This exploration also takes you through the visual sensations of my relationship with the natural world Our society has grown apart and away from the natural world We fear our own mother earth and we run away with distractions pretending we can take control of our fears Creating this film gives me the opportunity to return to my ecological self recognizing myself as a part of the natural world There are no captions or audio the sign language in this film is used in an artistic poetical way.
Møkkakaffe (Dramedy) Consultant: Jules Dameron
The Bakkes and Oppedal Strands are suddenly forced to deal with each other because of an accident no one understands why it happened. How will they be able to communicate when they do not speak the same language?
Nonsense (Comedy) By Max Clendaniel
Born without the ability of sight, sound, smell,, taste, or touch, Richard has always lived his life in fear. But when he buys an experimental kit that will allow him human senses for the first time, the only thing he will have to worry about is his selfish roommate, Richard.
Our Basketball Dream (Drama) By Cheuk Ho Cheung
Lam Tung Ching desperately want to join the Asia Deaf Basketball Competition but struggle to because of his knee injury. But one day he meets Yi, who is new to basketball – will she change his life?
Passengers (Romance, Comedy) By Dickie Hearts
A romantic comedy about a charming, surprising young driver who gets pleasantly surprised by his last fare of the day.
Power in Our Hands (Documentary) By British Deaf Association
For the past 4 years the British Deaf Association (BDA) have been working on a Heritage project and delivering their digitised extensive film archive through outreach programmes across the UK. As part of this project, with support from Heritage Lottery Fund and other generous contributions, the BDA decided to commission a ground-breaking documentary Power in Our Hands, featuring the BDA’s rare archive footages and modern interviews. From the social scenes of the 1930s, to the 2000 BSL recognition march's supporting BSL recognition, this documentary gives people a glimpse into Deaf culture that is mostly hidden from the hearing world. The documentary was produced by Flashing Lights Media.
Shakespeare Found in Translation (Documentary) By Catherine Heffernan and Louis Neethling
Can Deaf theatre company Deafinitely Theatre translate William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream into sign language? This documentary covers the rehearsal period leading up to their performance at Shakespeare's Globe in London in June 2014, and includes interviews with the key people involved, including the company's Artistic Director Paula Garfield and members of the cast. Shakespeare: Found in Translation was directed by Cathy Heffernan and produced by Louis Neethling for Mutt and Jeff Pictures.
A Silent Life (Documentary) By Theodore Dorsette III
A young man, named Teddy, struggles to find a balance between two worlds -- hearing and deaf. He is an aspiring student who braves the hearing world to shatter barriers and find his journey as a man. Along the way, he meets a hearing girl named Isabel. She holds his heart, only to shatter it and betray him. Along the way he gets advice and learns things from hearing and deaf alike. The ending shows his final choice of who to be and how he wants to live.
Skating on Thin Ice (Fantasy, Animation) By Tony Fowler
PennyFarMan journeys to Brittlesaw Lake to find magic to restore his full range of hearing but consequences follows as he learns to accept himself.
Still Here (Comedy) By Alison Lynch and Louis Neethling
Comedy-drama about a group of ageing Deaf Club performers - Les, Reg, Cyril and Ruby - who have been performing together for over 30 years. When Ruby falls ill, their lives are thrown into turmoil, because she has been the one keeping them together. Les’s son Paul (played by Deaf comedian John Smith) replaces Ruby but will that be enough to save their performing group? Still Here is a black comedy that looks at friendship, ageing and change, and celebrates the senior members of the Deaf club community. The film features some of the UK’s longest-serving Deaf actors, including Hal Draper and Jean St Clair. Still Here was written by Alison Lynch and directed by Louis Neethling, and produced by Mutt and Jeff Pictures
Supersonic (Action, Drama, Sci Fic) By Maverick Litchfield-Kelly
Isaac has been going off the rails since his father left years ago, taking after the local mechanic he looks up to as the father-figure he is missing but then his real, estranged father returns with a startling secret.
The Big Decision (Documentary) By Maverick Litchfield-Kelly
A personal documentary featuring Director John Finn and his family as they explore their decisions to give their daughter a cochlear implant.
The Kiss (Drama) By Charlie Swinbourne
When a hearing couple on a first date start talking to a Deaf couple in a cafe, they realise that some things can only be said with a kiss.
Thin Lines (Drama) By Shaan Couture
Leah's life doesn't seem to have a meaning.Asshegetsdesperateinhersearchof fulfillment, her life takes a surprising turn. One night, under unexpected and fragile circumstances, Leah's path crosses Noah's, a Deaf young man. Noah is a cheerful creator. His imagination and confidence engage Leah's curiosity. Through their respective passions, Noah's drawing and Leah's music, they go beyond their differences and learn about each others' worlds. To talk, they use all methods. From body language to sign language, from lip-reading to eye contact, their urge to communicate brings them closer. As they grow inseparable, they gain consciousness of their connection.
Tick Tock (ASL Music) By Ian Sanborn
The tick tock comes from the work of the clock. A deaf person was taught how to pronounce tick tock by a speech therapist. Being forced to be a hearing person as the clock ticks. But the Deaf person's heart truly thrive in visual ways and grabs the clock to transform everything that is about sound into the wonders of sign language and visual rhythm. This Deaf person then owns the tick tock that no speech therapist can take away.
To My Muse (Poetry) By Eric Epstein
This short ASL poem is about a deaf poet interacting with Alice Cogswell.
Welcome to the Deaf World (Drama) By William Horsefield
After picking on Charlie for being deaf, Tom’s world is changed when something terrible happens overnight. This film shows that deaf people are not dumb.
Who Cares? (Documentary) By Camilla Arnold and Louis Neethling
A documentary that looks at care provision in England for three elderly Deaf people. Beatrice has been living alone since her son died and looks forward to visits from her Sign Health worker. Stephen is in his 90s and would like to live in a residential home but is torn between choosing a care home in London near his friends or the nearest home for Deaf people, which is in Kent. Meanwhile, Alan, who has Parkinson's, has moved into Wynfield House, a care home for Deaf people in Blackpool, where his wife visits three times a week. Directed by Camilla Arnold, filmed and produced by Louis Neethling for Mutt & Jeff Pictures
World War II: Unheard Memories (Documentary) By Angela Spielsinger and Camilla Arnold
In World War II: Unheard Memories, Deaf people tell their previously hidden stories about living in wartime Britain in their own language, British Sign Language. In this episode, we find out how they felt when war was declared, and discover what it was like to live during the Blitz. This programme was directed by Angela Spielsinger, and produced by Camilla Arnold, for Remark Media.