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Silent Child wins Oscar!

Postby Chrisgump11 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:03 am

Gloucestershire Deaf Association is walking on air this morning

The Silent Child which stars deaf 6 year old Maisie Sly, daughter of one of our senior members of staff Gilson, won the Oscar for Best Short Film. The film co-starred and was written by Rachel Shelton and Directed by her husband Chris Overton. It was inspired by Rachel’s father who is deaf. Rachel used sign language during the acceptance ceremony

In the film, Maisie plays a deaf child of hearing parents. It touches upon her experience at home and at school and the different perceptions people may have of signing, lip reading and so on. The aim is to fund a full length film

It is hoped that Gilson and his family and GDA will be guests at the Mansfield match on 24th March. Hope so.

We are so proud of the family and Chris & Rachel.
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Re: Silent Child wins Oscar!

Postby GETCARTER » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:42 am

Congrats all round - well done.
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Postby Pitchfork » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:54 am

This is brilliant - one of the most deserving awards at this year's OSCARS.

Hopefully a full length film will follow.
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Re: Silent Child wins Oscar!

Postby John Whiffen » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:33 pm

That’s the best news I’ve heard for some time, lets hope the FGR invitation is accepted.

Congratulations to the family, especially to Maisie.
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