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I’m an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter, writing and directing dramas, comedies and documentaries with a difference – they’re made in sign language.
In July 2018, I won an RTS Yorkshire award for Writing the first two episodes of my comedy sketch series Deaf Funny. The series also won the best film award at Rome’s Cine Deaf film festival in 2017. Episodes 3 and 4 will be broadcast in autumn 2018, with two more to follow in 2019.
This year I also made two new episodes of my documentary series Found, about Deaf people’s discovery of sign language and Deaf identity. Found at the Deaf Club and Found in Sport will also be broadcast in the autumn, with three previous episodes broadcast in 2015 and 2016.
Last year I set up Eyewitness Media, dedicated to telling stories from a visual perspective, and my four most recent programmes have been made as co-productions between Eyewitness Media and Wellington Films.
My other writer/director credits include award-winning comedies The Kiss and Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool. As a writer, I wrote award-winning half hour dramas Departure Lounge and My Song, as well as the mockumentary Hands Solo, and short films Coming Out and Four Deaf Yorkshiremen, which each got over 200,000 views on YouTube.
And I’ve written several plays with the Deaf theatre company Deafinitely Theatre. Find out about them here.
I’ve appeared in the media discussing Deaf issues on BBC Breakfast News, BBC World Service, BBC Trending, Watchdog, BBC London, on the BBC Ouch podcast, the Abnormally Funny People Podcast, and on Radio 4.