As part of the BSL Zone's Wicked series, new Deaf filmmakers were given the chance to make a short film with support from Remark, who made the series.

Now, the BSL Zone is showing all of the Wicked Seeds films as stand-alone films for the first time!

The fifth Wicked Seeds to be shown is The Life Circle by Richard Carter. You can watch the film on the right-hand side of this page (or click here to go to the video page!).

Here are Richard's memories of making the film.

How did you come to make your film?

I found out about the BSLBT scheme from Remark. At first I wasn't interested, as I don't have media editing skills and I hadn't made my own film before! 

So it was a challenge, but that's my area - BSL poetry, and I had support from them, with the camera, travel and so on.

What was filming like?

I remember delays while we had to wait for the sun to go in! I thought it was going to be easy but it was hard. 

Looking back, being the director and being the performer too was too much! Being on both sides of the camera is difficult and if I did it again I would focus only on directing.

How did you feel about the film when you'd finished?

I was really happy and proud, I felt I'd achieved something!

Someone told me afterwards that out of all the Wicked Seeds films, this one was the most different, using BSL poetry, and the visuals. I was pleased about that.

Have you made any more films since then?

I've made my own DVDs with my own company and website, but not with funding. I would like to - but working in a different role, just directing!
 
To watch Richard's film, click here!