I am an award-winning filmmaker, writing and directing dramas, comedies and documentaries with a difference – they’re made in sign language. Find out all about them here.
Much of my work focuses on Deaf culture – drawing on my experiences as a Deaf person who grew up in a Deaf family, while also being part of the mainstream world.
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.
I’ve written and directed a number of award-winning dramas and comedies featuring Deaf characters in sign language.
In 2014, I wrote and directed the half-hour comedy Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool which aired on Film 4.
The same year, I wrote and directed The Kiss, an award-winning 7 minute short which was selected for Bradford International Film Festival and has since won international awards.
I also wrote the award-winning half-hour dramas My Song (2011) and Departure Lounge (2009) for the BSL Zone, the UK Film Council funded Hands Solo (2009) mini series The Fingerspellers (2010) and two shorts that gained over 200,000 views each on YouTube: Coming Out (which won an ITV Writers award in 2008) and my directing debut, Four Deaf Yorkshiremen (2007).