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Four Deaf Yorkshiremen

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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2007

You can now watch the Four Deaf Yorkshiremen in their own half hour comedy - just go to this link: http://www.bslzone.co.uk/bsl-zone/fou...

How hard was growing up deaf? In this sign language short film, four grumpy deaf men try to tell the worst story about their childhood - and there's ten pounds as a prize for the 'winner!'

The film was inspired by the classic 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch made famous by Monty Python, but with a new script for a deaf cast, and became a You Tube hit, making the actors famous across the world.

Four Deaf Yorkshiremen was written and directed by the award winning writer of 'Coming Out, Charlie Swinbourne, and the film was made possible with the help of Remark! Production. It stars deaf comedian John Smith, makng his film debut, along with British deaf actors Ilan Dwek, Matthew Kirby and Jonathan Reid.

Clips from the film were shown on BBC2's See Hear programme on 23rd January, 2008. The film was reviewed by the Observer film critic Jason Solomons.

Look out or the sequel, coming to YouTube soon - it was filmed on Sunday 14th September 2008, and should be online by Christmas!

Written and directed by Charlie Swinbourne, made in association with Remark Production -

Starring * John Smith * Ilan Dwek * Matthew Kirby * Jonathan Reid * Camera * Mark Nelson * Make-up * Kellie Moody * Assistant Editor * Fifi Garfield * Runner * David Cassandro * With thanks to The Fox Inn *

Festivals -
* Deafest, Wolverhampton Nov 2007 * Nominated for 'Best British Film - World Premiere
* X'08 10th London Disability Film Festival 2008 * Shown at the National Film Theatre on London's South Bank
* Sixth Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival, 2008 * April 2008
* 9th Dövfilmfestival - 9th Deaf Film festival, Stockholm, Sweden. 28-30th Nov 2008 http://www.dovfilmfestival.nu/

To see Charlie's website, go to http://charlieswinbourne.wordpress.com

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