Deaffest is very pleased to announce that Alex Nowak, the young and talented Deaf British actor, has become the Ambassador for Young Deaffest. He will be sharing his experiences as a young actor and filmmaker with the Deaffest audience via a video-diary that he will be recording in the lead up to Deaffest 2013.
The goal of Young Deaffest is to encourage and enable young Deaf people to develop their skills in the media industry, including filmmaking and acting. Alex Nowak’s collaboration with Young Deaffest will provide young Deaf people with a role model of a successful and upcoming young Deaf actor. Alex’s video-diary will also offer everyone an invaluable insight into the life of a young Deaf actor, helping them to understand what is required to develop a career in acting.
Participants at Young Deaffest 2013 will have the opportunity to watch Alex’s video-diary and listen to Alex talk about his experiences. There will also be a range of workshops in the Young Deaffest program, allowing young Deaf people to develop their skills in filmmaking, acting and scriptwriting.
Alex Nowak is best known for his role as the despondent Luke in the award winning film The End, directed by Ted Evans. He has starred in a number of short and feature films, including Tarun Thind’s ‘English’, Samuel Dore’s ‘Deep Into The Woods’, Richard Standen and Tom Stanley’s ‘The Beach House’ and Christina Bucher’s ‘Knight Knight’
In 2010 he achieved a Distinction in BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts and trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, specialising in BSL theatre and film.
I’m very pleased to be invited to become the ambassador of Young Deaffest. I look forward to sharing my journey and supporting young deaf people with their acting and filmmaking projects.
Their minds are bursting with ideas, and film making enables them to express these. As a young deaf actor myself, I admire anyone who desires to get into the acting industry, it’s challenging, however at the same time, very rewarding.
Bring on Deaffest 2013!
Deaffest is very excited to have Alex Nowak represent Young Deaffest. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun events that will be happening at Young Deaffest next year!