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
Download “Beyond Essays” Online!
It’s official. “Beyond Essays” is now released online for purchase or rental. It’s also kept a low price so that people can enjoy the film. The platform that we’re using is Eggup.com — so that may require you to download an “Egg Player” so you can enjoy “Beyond Essays.” The reason for this is because, evidently, filmmaking is pretty expensive in general, so having some financial support for Damname Productions to continue making films is helpful for all of us. Also, you can see that we’re advertising Deaf Women in Film on it as well, for obvious reasons. This film is a DWIF-heavy film, meaning we have key players involved that are deaf or hard of hearing women, including myself, and most of the cast. “Beyond Essays” recently won an Audience Award at the Valley Film Festival and was shown at several film festivals, such as Deaffest, Maine Deaf Film Festival, Dovfilmfestival, and not to mention the Toronto Deaf Film and Arts Festival! It’s 12 minutes long, and all in American Sign Language with music and sound design. If you do decide to download it, be sure to write a review. We’d love to know what you think.
“Beyond Essays” Won An Audience Award at the Valley Film Festival
[Photo credit: Sylwia Ozdzynski from the Valley Film Festival] I am honored that “Beyond Essays” won the Audience Award from the Girl on Shorts program at the Valley Film Festival. It was a fun time, and I was truly happy that Amber Zion, Kalen Feeney, and so many others could attend this very special event!
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