Directed by William Mager:
Written by Charlie Swinbourne: http://charlieswinbourne.com
My Song is the debut drama from C & B Films, a new production company headed by director William Mager and scriptwriter Charlie Swinbourne.
Starring Lara Steward, My Song is a coming of age story which follows Ellen, a young deaf girl stuck in the middle of the deaf and hearing worlds.
Feeling as if she doesn't fit in, Ellen learns sign language, attempting to enter the deaf world by taking part in a sign song competition in London. However Ellen is about to find her journey far more difficult than she first thought.
Funded by the British Sign Language Trust (BSLBT), My Song is thought-provoking and reveals a hidden truth about the deaf community in Britain today.
The film premieres on the Community Channel and Film Four (on UK digital TV) on Monday 23rd May 2011. For full times, go to: http://bslbt.co.uk . It will be available in full online at http://www.bslbt.co.uk/programmes/
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Ellen - Lara Steward
Colin - Daryl Jackson
Sign Teacher - Linda Richards
Mary - Cassie Raine
Jack - Will Dunn
Holly - Faith Alabi
Pats - Victoria Smith
Gaz - Adam Joselyn
David - Gary MacKay
Ben - David Hay
Directed by William Mager
Written by Charlie Swinbourne
Director of Photography David Marsh
Produced by Dee Hellier
Editor Bim Ajadi
Online Editor Nadia Iqbal
Music and Sound James D Bell
Script Editor Barbara Cox
1st Assistant Director Richard Lynn
Sound Mixer David Lascelles
Designer James Rowell
Motion Graphics James Merry
Make up Designer Camilla Becket
Make up Artist Emmeline Rocci
Costume Designer Becky Garrity
Gaffer John Barker
Camera Assistant Sean Fox
Production Assistant Tom Tremayne
Camera Equipment supplied by
The Cruet Picture Company
Way of Living performed by
A C&B Films Production for The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
THIS IS NORMAL is about a young Deaf woman named Gwen who undergoes an experimental medical procedure that is supposed to 'cure' her of her deafness and give her the ability to hear. Despite the controversy, Gwen risks her friends, culture, and identity to discover the answer to the question, 'Is it worth giving up who you've BEEN for the 'maybe' you could BECOME?'
***DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE SOUND DESIGN/MIX OF THIS FILM, HEADPHONES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE FULL THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.
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