“Beyond Essays” Will be Released Online!
“Beyond Essays” will be released online on July 26th, 10:00 a.m.! Starring Kalen Feeney, Amber Zion & Antoinette Abbamonte. Won the best short film at the Valley Film Festival! Directed by Jules Dameron.
New Music Video Release with Azora! [“Somebody I Used to Know”]
Azora Telford, visionary and creator of this project asked me to jump onboard as the film director just days before this production with Ruan du Plessis on my team. I had the honor of working with such a dedicated performer– and a CODA, no less. [Child of Deaf Adults]. She wanted to work with a team who had her voice and spirit. I absolutely enjoyed working with everyone involved, including Terrylene and Sherry Hicks. I wanted an opportunity to play with slow motion and American Sign Language. Let me know your thoughts! ~Jules
“Glee!” Short Film Musical Released on YouTube!
SYNOPSIS: With a mother for a mortician, this 8-year-old girl has never experienced a smile since birth. When she wishes upon a shooting star happines comes in the form of her worst phobia: an italian singing clown. Who knew? Enjoy one of my proudest works from 2009. I enjoyed directing this project because I learned so much about directing musical performance and creating a film from my voice, plus I was privileged to work with such a talented cast & crew. Produced by Catherine MacKinnon and I, written by Erik Call, and an amazing cast & crew, including Madyson Graham, Jenn Kuhlman, and Thaddeus Anders. Shot by Wayne Betts, Jr. Sound design by Amie Farquhar, and original music by Russell Wiener. -Jules
Tune in to the Keith Wann Show on April 4th at 5 p.m. PST!
http://www.toginet.com/show/thatkeithwannshowculturalbridges I’ll be speaking for the first 12 minutes of the show about “Crazy Town.” Be sure to tune in, the link above allows you to tune in to see live captions of the radio show. Nice, huh? DIRECT LINK TO KICKSTARTER SITE: http://kck.st/zxLz0u [Subtitled in English] So exciting! I look forward to chatting with Keith Wann and Wink again. They’re hilarious and I look forward to joking around with them again. I’ll be using a Convo Relay interpreter to speak for me I’ll be talking about “Crazy Town.” Be sure to tune in, since “Crazy Town” is a truly amazing project and I’m so excited to be talking about it. It’s the biggest project I’ve been involved in outside of the deaf community and using interpreters to work on set. It’s been a fun ride, and because of this I really want this film to raise enough funds so we can complete the project! And what’s more? If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, you get complete access to the show, live! This is the link you should go to if you want to see what I’m saying live. http://toginet.com/shows/thatkeithwannshowculturalbridges
Acted in “Harvest”! [Feature Film]
The photos below are from the feature film, “Harvest” in the production stage. You can check out their Facebook page here. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harvest-Independent-Film/139255002771470 I had a lot of fun working with Martha Anger, who plays the role of Joy. I had the honor of playing her overbearing sister. One of the things I discovered about the acting process was that it’s highly crucial that whatever we say in American Sign Language is authentic and true to deaf culture– if our roles are as such. We are both deaf sisters, so that adds another nature of our relationship. We talk in a way so that we are relaxed and we easily understand each other. LaJuan, the director was very understanding and supportive of this process, so we made an excellent team. I enjoyed the experience thoroughly! -JULES SYNOPSIS: “Harvest” explores the lives of four different people, from four different walks of life, struggling to make it work in these hard economic times. Carson, the husband of a paralyzed war veteran Anna, battles to cope with Anna’s paralysis and the grief of her loss. Joy, a deaf- college student with a scholarship to a prestigious ivy-league school, finds herself pregnant and in conflict to make the right decision. Randy, an ex-con, strives to support and care for his three younger siblings without getting back into the drug game. Vick, a homeless jazz musician, hustles to care for two children, who ran away from an abusive foster home. Directed & Written by LaJuan Johnson Produced by LaJuan Johnson, David M. Holechek, Daniel Holechek, Jamie Edwards, & Sylvia Johnson FACEBOOK FOR “HARVEST”: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harvest-Independent-Film/139255002771470
What’s up with “Crazy Town”?
DIRECT LINK TO KICKSTARTER SITE: http://kck.st/zxLz0u [Subtitled in English] An amazing short film, “Crazy Town” (still in in the production stage) was shot last month (with still more to shoot) with an amazing team, including Sean Young [Blade Runner, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Wall Street, Dune], Ed Gale [Chucky in Child’s Play, Howard in Howard the Duck], Michael Monks [Air Force One, E.R., Carnivale, Friends, etc.], Hana Hayes [Criminal Minds, Buckett and Skinner’s Epic Adventures], and the talented lead actress, Kyla Druckman! Carson Turell and Kyla Druckman are the writers and producers of this project, and I can’t thank them enough for hiring me to direct this project. We are currently raising funds to complete the film, so please do check the Kickstarter video out. You get to see some of the seriously awesome footage in it. I’m not kidding. I think it’s one of my best work thus far. I’m pretty darn proud of it, so if you don’t even glimpse the video, I’ll hunt you for the rest of my life. 😉 So, please, just watch the Kickstarter video for your sake. 🙂 Also, we are in need of funding to help complete the project. We’re raising $16,000 by April 14th (MY BIRTHDAY!) so if you can help or know someone who could help donate or be a part of this project, that would be amazing. Please share the Kickstarter link to EVERYONE you know! KICKSTARTER VIDEO FOR “CRAZY TOWN” [A MUST SEE!] – http://kck.st/zxLz0u [Subtitled in English] www.crazytownmovie.com www.facebook.com/crazytownmovie www.twitter.com/crazytownmovie
“Broadcast” Teaser Released!
Sawicky, LLC Productions presents “Broadcast” starring Christine Sawicky, Chris Gann, Elle Young, Yoori Park, Hayden Crabtree Wyatt, Suzie Kane, Bryan Kent, Eugenia Care, Savannah Gann, Andrew Diaz, Chris Waters, and Alex Kudo. Casting by Travis Otsuji Casting Assistant Elaine Acala Music by Russell Wiener Edited by Michael Cox Production Designer Katherine Hunt Director of Photography Michael Solomon Associate Producer Allan Schollnick Make Up & Hair by Jazz Kaur Assistant Director Kevin Huie Sound by Mark Richards Gaffer Martha Anger Grip Quinn Cooke Interpreters Melina Gaglioti, Dustin Rael & Anna Schumacher Story by Christine Sawicky & Leonard T. Miller Screenplay by Dial Jones Produced by Christine Sawicky Directed by Jules Dameron http://www.broadcastthemovie.com http://twitter.com/broadcastmovie Facebook Page for “Broadcast”
Interview with Going Berdy!
I enjoyed meeting with Kat, the administrator of the Going Berdy team. She came all the way to the “green room” of the “Hero” ASL music video in North Hollywood! 🙂 She asked some intriguing questions that I enjoyed answering. It was an interesting interview process because I was answering questions in American Sign Language (my preferred mode of communication) and it’s tough to do that, actually without anyone who signs in ASL for me to feed off from. It helped a lot that Kat knew some sign language so it was a positive experience! 🙂 🙂 Enjoy. http://www.goingberdy.com An official Fan site for fans of Sean Berdy, an upcoming Hollywood star.
“Hero” Music Video on John Maucere Talk Show with Sean Berdy
Be sure to take the opportunity to watch the John Maucere Talk Show with Paul Raci. This episode features Patty Ordonez, a talented fashion designer from New York City, a pretty damned awesome deaf womyn. Then there’s Sean Berdy, one of the amazing talents from “Switched at Birth.” He took the opportunity to show our music video in American Sign Language, “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias. I’m so glad that a lot of people, particularly the deaf community was able to see this film before everyone else did! http://www.johnmaucere.com http://www.seanberdysite.com http://www.deafnation.com
Interview of Jules Dameron on That Keith Wann Radio Show
AUDIO PODCAST: Interview of Jules Dameron on That Keith Wann Show NOTE: There will be transcripts available for the podcasts– they’re working on it. We will be sure to let you know when it’s available. Thanks to Keith Wann, I was able to jump in for one interview, and had fun chatting with Keith Wann and Wink. They are truly hilarious and warm people, and have a big heart and want to share everything with everyone in terms of Deaf culture, their love for American Sign Language and a merging of that with comedy. Merging comedy with American Sign Language is an ongoing battle since it’s about knowing your audiences and making a living off it. Keith and Wink feel deeply connected with the culturally deaf and hard of hearing audiences (that includes hearing people who are culturally deaf, too!) and I feel the same way. Regardless of what happens, we will continue to try to make a living, at the same time create what we deeply connect to, at least as our gifts to the same community that raised us. Keep on bridging communities, Keith & Wink. You’ll see that I’m in favor of that, as well. http://www.keithwann.com/KW/Home.html http://www.toginet.com/show/thatkeithwannshowculturalbridges http://www.winkasl.com/Wink/Home.html