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Royal television society Yorkshire programme awards 2018 at the Queen's hotel LeedsI’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. Episode 3 and Episode 4  are being broadcast this month.

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 with producer Rachel Robey 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.

Find out all about my film and TV work, including the Found documentaries, here.

As a journalist,  I’ve written numerous articles for publications such as the Guardian and BBC Online, and I founded and edit The Limping Chicken, the world’s most popular Deaf blog.

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.