FIRST, we started with a STORY. Yet, we are still being overlooked, marginalized. Then, we started a Support Black Deaf Film Movement. Finally and slowly, the movie industry and the public are starting to take note. Now, we are starting an American Sign Language (ASL) Black Cinema that will center on the black deaf perspective through Black Deaf Lens as well as address issues and topics regarding diversity and multicultural perspectives within the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. THESE are our storylines for the world." - Queen Jade, Writer/Producer/Director
We're featured in Indiewire's Shadow and Act!
Black Deaf Filmmaker Wants To Address Lack Of Representation w/ Film & TV Projects
NEW CONTENT FOR OUR AUDIENCE! HELP US COMPLETE THIS ONE! SLATED FOR PREMIERE IN MARCH 2014.
DEAR INDIE FILM LOVERS AND SUPPORTERS!
My name is Queen Jade. I am an award-winning indie filmmaker who happens to be deaf. I am the FIRST Jamaican-American Deaf filmmaker, a pioneer in my own right. I have been producing and writing films for over 20 years. I am also a visionary and an activist. I believe in social change and social justice. I believe in promoting, spreading and increasing awareness about the lack of Deaf African-American actors cast in roles in the mainstream movie industry and in television.
ABOUT THE SHATTERED MIND FILM:
The film is centered upon a proud Black Deaf family with a captivating story that has never been told before in the mainstream film industry. THE SHATTERED MIND is a 40-minute short film that explores a black deaf family's journey while their daughter, Zhane Rain struggles to overcome adversity; traumatic childhood past and hearing loss.
OUR AWESOME TALENTED PRODUCTION TEAM:
Producers: Cherie Johnson, Jade, Linda Mosca-Ginis, Deborah Broadus-Muskauski, Marcia Bryan-Brown, and Andrew & Lesa Bryan.
Cinematographer: Al Rivera
Sound Mixer/Recorder: Dexter Fenner
First AC: Nelson Mestril
HELP GET THE SHATTERED MIND IN THE FILM FESTIVALS IN 2014!
Urban World Film Festival, 2013: Actress Tracie Thom
ALL FOR YOU WHEN YOU BECOME AN AUDIENCE MEMBER OF ASL BLACK CINEMA ($25) PERK!
Check out our other stuff & other reviews:
OLD FILMS BASED ON BLACK DEAF PERSPECTIVES
RELEASED IN 1993
RELEASED IN 2011 (SELECT THIS PERK $25 AND GET A DVD COPY!)
If you are interested in a partnership opportunity with our production company, Jade Films and Entertainment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have the option of donating by check made out to DeafVision Filmworks: PO Box 1276, Cathedral Station, NY, NY 10025. Our organization, DeafVision Filmworks is 100% tax-deductible with a 501 (c)3 status. Please ask us for our federal I.D. to receive a tax-exempt receipt for your donation. Thank you for supporting.
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