We are delighted to welcome Danny Murphy as our new Ambassador of Young Deaffest!
Danny Murphy is a Deaf actor, filmmaker and presenter. He has packed in a lot of acting, comedy, travel and made several short films. Danny uploads weekly videos on his social media which include parodies, jokes, vlogs and news.
Danny’s past accomplishments include learning American Sign Language to play the role of Wesley in The Parts You Lose film alongside Breaking Bad’s actor Aaron Paul which was released nationwide in October 2019, being MC for Young Deaffest 2019 and hosting a workshop in Germany teaching young deaf people about filming and editing in 2019. He recently made an appearance on CBBC’s Blue Peter programme and is currently a presenter on CITV’s Dare Master taking on crazy dares!
(Photo on right taken by Mark Mecklenburgh, Willow Photography Ltd)
He has more films in the pipeline and his biggest goal is to become a film director. He also aspires to lead further filmmaking workshops for young deaf people.
Young Deaffest was first launched in 2007 with the purpose of encouraging, enabling and inspiring young deaf people aged 17 or under to develop their skills, including filmmaking and acting within the film and media industries.
Danny will be representing young deaf people nationally and especially those with an interest in films and the arts.
We are very excited to be working with Danny, so keep an eye on our website and social media for upcoming news and opportunities!