ADREAN MANGIARDI | FILMMAKER

“As an experienced filmmaker, I have directed, edited, produced, coordinated, and filmed for an array of content genres including music videos, feature-length documentaries, promotional marketing, and journalistic broadcasting. A significant proportion of my professional work has a focus of creating artistically stylized closed captioning for innovative music videos and specializing in the creation of fully accessible online live media content for individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Utilizing my experiences as a Teaching Assistant, I also provide group and one-on-one training opportunities to help growing professionals expand their skills in the production field.”

 

CAMILLA ARNOLD | FILMMAKER

Camilla Arnold is one of the founders and Creative Director of Flashing Lights Media, an independent deaf- led television production company. Flashing Lights have just released their third series of the award-winning ’Magic Hands’ for CBeebies.

Camilla is also a producer and director, with documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 under her belt. She produced an experimental documentary for the BBC, ‘Life and Deaf’, which received rave reviews and picked up a ‘Creative Diversity Network’ award and was nominated for an RTS. Camilla also produced ‘School of Life and Deaf’ for Channel 4 which was shortlisted for the Griersons and Broadcast Awards.

 

MYROSLAV SLABOSHPYTSKIY | DIRECTOR / WRITER

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Theatre and Arts, majoring in feature film directing.
His short films DIAGNOSIS and DEAFNESS have both been nominated for a Golden Bear (2009 & 2010). In 2012, his short NUCLEAR WASTE won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for an EFA Award. His first full feature film, THE TRIBE premiered at the 2014 Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and won three prizes, first time in the history of Cannes: The Nespresso Grand Prize, the France 4 Visionary Award and the Gan Foundation for Cinema Award. Since Cannes, THE TRIBE has won 43 awards over the world, including Best First Feature at BFI London and the Special Jury Prize at AFI Fest in LA. THE TRIBE was awarded European Discovery 2014 by the European Film Academy and was sold to 40 territories, including US, UK, Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, Russia etc.

 

ZOË ROMER |  PRODUCER

Zoë has worked in television production for the last 16 years on a variety of daytime programmes including:  GMTV, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women and Good Morning Britain, as well as prime time documentaries for ITV and Channel 5.

Zoë previously worked as a producer on two documentary films for the BSLBT Zoom Focus scheme.  This is I, Remember Me directed by Jack Smallwood and Double Discrimination directed by Rinkoo Barpaga, which won the 2016 disability and justice award at the Superfest International film festival, USA.

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