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Tales From The East Coast

Direct from Nova Scotia, Tales From The East Coast is an entertaining and interactive series of poems and stories by Canadian Deaf writers in both ASL and MSL (Maritimes Sign Language).

ASL/English interpreting provided.

Presenter: Signs of the Maritimes

Performance dates

Friday, February 15th, 12 PM
Saturday, February 16th, 4 PM
Sunday, February 17th, 4 PM
 

 

cast

 

Linda Campbell - Director / Technician & co-producer

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Linda Campbell is a recently transplanted Nova Scotian and an active member of the Halifax Deaf community. She has co-produced and directed "Halifax Explosion: The Deaf Experience" which was selected as the "Best Canadian Deaf Film of 2017" at the 6th Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival. This film also has been shown at film festivals across North America and around the world, including the FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, Seattle International Deaf Film Festival and Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival. Recently, Linda co-directed the film "Wink ;)" with Suzan Oram and Wanda Lewis, the first ever Deaf submission for the international 48 HOURS short film competition in 2018 which won the "Best Costumes" award. Linda also led the interactive map project "Atlantic Provinces Sign Language Place Names Project",  showing geographical names in both ASL and MSL.  Recently, she was a mentor for the Atlantic Film Cooperative's Languages of Nova Scotia project for the ASL-MSL filmmaker. Linda also juggles many hats in her numerous roles related to science, arts and community service.


Carolyn Carter - Sound & Visual Technician

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Born and raised in New Brunswick, Carolyn has always been tied to the Maritimes. In 1999 she ventured to Toronto to study Interpreting at George Brown College but then found her way home again shortly after. She spends every moment she can behind a lens, snapping photos for her photography hobby/business or in her role as the Photography Coordinator for Halifax’s annual Comic Con Festival, Hal-Con. This past year she ventured into film as part of the 48Hr Film Project with a group of Deaf colleagues in Halifax, and now is thrilled to be a part of this budding new troupe, Signs of the Maritimes.


Jim McDermott - Actor, script writer & co-producer

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Jim McDermott’s first passion is theater. He trained with the famous award-winning National Theater for the Deaf, the oldest theater company which has continually given performances in the USA. Recently, Jim has become interested in film. In 2015, Jim scripted and directed his first short film, a comedy, “A Deaf Customer at a Fast Food Restaurant” which was selected for showing at the Smartphone Film Festival. This film won first place film award at Maine Deaf Film Festival in 2016. He has co-produced, scripted and acted in the "Halifax Explosion: The Deaf Experience" which was selected as the "Best Canadian Deaf Film of 2017" at the 6th Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival and which has been shown at film festivals across North America and around the world. Jim performed in the film "Wink ;)" a Halifax entry in the 48 HOURS short filmmaking competition, the first ever Deaf submission internationally for the 48 HOURS Film Project organization. Finally, Jim is the founder and leader of the Annual Halifax Deaf Film Night in Halifax which showcases international Deaf films and has been running annually since 2012.


Alan Williams - Actor & Storytelling Coach/ /Stage designer

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Alan Williams is an experienced actor with many community and video appearances to his credit. He graduated from Gallaudet with a business degree and continues to contribute to numerous Deaf and interpreter events across Halifax. In 2015, he starred in the short film, a comedy, “A Deaf Customer at a Fast Food Restaurant” which was selected for showing at the Halifax Smartphone Film Festival. This film won first place film award at Maine Deaf Film Festival in 2016. Alan also performed in the "Halifax Explosion: The Deaf Experience" which was selected as the "Best Canadian Deaf Film of 2017" at the 6th Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival and which has been shown at film festivals across North America and around the world.