Back in October last year, Screenterrier posted the casting call for My Song, a short film from C & B Films, a new production company headed by director William Mager and scriptwriter Charlie Swinbourne, funded by the British Sign Language Trust (BSLBT). The film went into production in November 2010 and was completed in March 2011.
A coming of age story which follows Ellen, a young deaf girl stuck in the middle of the deaf and hearing worlds, the film premiered on Film Four.
My Song stars Lara Steward, (who also appeared in BBC Drama The Silence), as Ellen who feeling as if she doesn't fit in, learns sign language, and attempts to enter the deaf world by taking part in a sign song competition in London. However Ellen finds her journey far more difficult than she first thought.
A thought-provoking film which reveals a hidden truth about the deaf community in Britain today: