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By Hand

‘By Hand’ is a short film that focuses on Deafness in a family dynamic in particular what happens when there is a breakdown in communication between child and parent, highlighting the importance of sign language education. Shot on location on Dungeness estate in Kent, over 3 days. 'By Hand' is currently entering the festival circuit.


Nia - Naomi Postawa
Oscar - Noah Lukehurst
Mark - Mike Kelson
Mother - Kathleen O'Dougherty

Written and Directed by Rhys Prichard
Produced by Julian Chesshire, Rhys Prichard
Associate Producers Neil Fox, Faye
Director of Photography Ollie Lansdell
Editor Ben Somersall
Post Sound & Score Scot Derwingson-Peacock
Colourist Ollie Lansdell
Location Sound Julian Chesshire
1st Assistant Director Hector Andrews
1st Assistant Camera Adrian Couso
BSL Interpreters Kathryn Eeles, Heidi Watson
Prop Master Karen Prichard
Production Designer Rhys Prichard
BSL Teacher Fifi Garfield
Production AssistantElla Jackson
Chaperone Aleksandra Postawa
Title Animation Blue Turner
Script Consultant Kester Jackson

Special thanks to
The Russel Family
Owen Leyshon
Kellie Dingain
Tobi at DTC
Chris at Romney Sands

Made with support from
The Sound & Image Cinema Lab
Deaf Talent Collective

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