Viewers from the south coast enjoyed a selection of our programmes and had the chance to meet Deaf filmmakers at our Southampton showcase last weekend! The audience travelled from the New Forest, Isle of Wight, Fareham and various part of Southampton.

The showcase was held at Harbour Lights Picturehouse cinema which has an amazing view of the marina. Around 40 people came to the event and enjoyed the screening of various programmes linked to local talents.

The two filmmakers who attended were Ted Evans and Fifi Garfield. Ted has made two films as part of the Zoom short film scheme, including the highly successful The End, and most recently made 5 years in 5 minutes for the website. Fifi is well known as an actress and is also a director and camera person. She recently directed a behind the scenes clip which you can see on our Behind the Scenes: Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool.

The audience asked many questions. They wanted to know how to get around writer’s block, what is the difference between acting and directing a film and Ted and Fifi also gave tips to the audience who would like to take part in acting in the future.

Steven Wynne said: "The audience enjoyed the showcase and I have had a great feedback from one of the volunteers who mentioned that the showcase was amazing and felt that it is really successful with various people coming to enjoy the day and want to see it happening again in the near future."

Steven wants to say thanks to volunteers, filmmakers and the audience for their involvement at the showcase and thanks to Liz and the fab team at Picturehouse for their great hospitality, and also says:

"I really enjoyed the day and it was nice to have a small crowd because it was more interactive for everyone to chat and share information."

Thanks to Ruslan Bone for filming and editing the video and Emillie Bailey for taking the photographs.