Coming Out





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Published on Oct 17, 2007

A son goes to his mother with a compelling secret. Will she understand?

A quirky comedy written by Charlie Swinbourne and directed by Louis Neethling (who also directed BBC2's 'Switch'), Coming Out has won numerous awards since it was filmed in one day in 2006.

In 2009, Charlie and Louis collaborated again on the half hour drama 'Departure Lounge' about a friendship between two deaf men in hospital. The film can be seen in full here:

Coming Out was funded by the BDA and made in time for their London Deaf Film Festival, premiering in January 2007. It stars David Hay, Debbie Norman and Ilan Dwek.

The film has so far played at film festivals over the world and went on to win the prestigious Clin d'Oleil European Video award in Rheims, France in the summer of 2007, then Best Foreign Film at the 1st Finnish Deaf Film Festival 2007, and finally won Best British Film at DEAFFEST in Wolverhampton, UK in November 2007.

Coming Out was given it's first terrestial TV viewing on BBC2's See Hear programme, on 23rd January 2008.

For more about Charlie Swinbourne, go to:

Coming Out was made in association with AC2.com and Mutt and Jeff Pictures. To find out more about Louis Neethling's films, you can visit: http://www.muttandjeffpictures.com/

You can also see Charlie Swinbourne's directing debut 'Four Deaf Yorkshiremen' on this channel.

***This film also had 12,090 views on it's previous posting.

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


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