How to be an influencer like me? Panel Discussion

Saturday 7th May 2022

Cinema One, Light House

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Do you want to have your own channel like Jazzy on YouTube, become a filmmaker like Danny Murphy, or even create funny deaf awareness TikToks like Becky Helen! Why not come along to this panel and ask them how! Jazzy, Danny, and Becky will be giving up their secrets and tips so that you too can influence a whole generation!

Becky Mingins is profoundly Deaf and a cochlear implant user. She is a social media influencer, producing content on Deafness, Deaf culture, and the inclusion of Deaf people in the mainstream hearing world. She brings observational humour to her content highlighting the barriers faced by Deaf people in society. She has a following of more than 767K people across TikTok and Instagram and regularly works with brands which are keen to promote their inclusive credentials and target the Deaf community. 

Danny Murphy is a Deaf actor, film maker and presenter. He is most well-known for the weekly videos he posts on 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 film The Parts You Lose alongside Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, released nationwide in October 2019, being MC for Young Deaffest 2019 and again in the same year hosting a workshop in Germany teaching young deaf people about filming and editing. He is currently the Ambassador of Young Deaffest. Also, he made an appearance on CBBC’s Blue Peter programme and is currently a presenter on CITV’s Dare Master taking on crazy dares!

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.

Jazzy Whipps is a British deaf YouTuber, whose channel has almost 200k subscribers. She makes videos on various topics ranging from discussions on deaf issues, doing family challenges, and travel vlogging. The overall aim of her channel is to share all the positives about life in the deaf community and enable hearing people to find out more about deaf awareness and sign language. She often works with various types of brands and tv shows to raise deaf awareness.

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UK's Leading Deaf-Led Film and Arts Festival

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