A Fun Short Film With Incredible Heart

The best way to learn how to make movies is by actually making one and a great way to do that is by shooting a short film. Director Emma Jean Hilleshiem did just that with her short film Fall On Deaf Ears. Written and shot during her film school, Emma wanted to tell a story about a loud guy who’s asked to show his new co-worker around the office, but in his obnoxious loudness, he totally misses that his new colleague is deaf. 

Full of comedic moments, this funny little sitcom-like short also has an incredible heart and highlights the deaf community in a personable and sweet manner. Both director and actress Bianca Ramirez worked closely with a trained sign-language classmate to make sure they were doing all they could to honour the deaf community and highlight to those who may not be aware of the daily obstacles they face. It’s great to see a comedic short film portray fun characters in a quirky story and still do a small part in spreading awareness. Give Fall On Deaf Ears a watch and be sure to subscribe to Emma’s channel, I know this is only just the beginning for this incredible creative.

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  • Charis Joy Jackson

    Producer, Director, Writer, Actress

    Charis Joy Jackson is a writer, director, producer and teacher working with The Initiative Production Company. During the day she makes movies and in her spare time writes short stories and novel. She's a self-proclaimed nerd who wishes she could live in Hobbiton. You can follow her on Instagram @charisjoyjackson

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