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September 8th 2020

Guest Picks: Director Jules Dameron

Guest Picks: Director Jules Dameron

The collective experience of audiences in a cinema watching great films is at the heart what Park Circus is about. We love films, shared stories and escapism, and have asked some of our friends from across the film industry to recommend some of their favourite films for audiences to enjoy as it becomes safe for cinemas to reopen.

This week, director Jules Dameron us through some of of her personal favourites.

Jules is an award-winning film director and actor who happens to be deaf and has accomplished many things out of her passion and love for creativity and changing worldwide awareness about deaf people.

Jules single-handedly directed the Norwegian TV series, Møkkakaffe and has directed many music videos in American Sign Language using chiefly deaf talent, such as Walk the Moon’s Different Colors, Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, Bruno Mars’ Lazy Song, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, Gotye’s "Somebody I Used to Know," even the Frozen hit song, "Let it Go."

Jules has worked with amazing known talents, such as Oscar®-Winner Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Ed Gale (Howard the Duck) and Child’s Play), and many more.

Jules is also responsible for coining the phrase #DeafTalent, which spread global awareness about deaf actors being missed opportunities out of deaf roles, often handed over to hearing actors. This hashtag continues to recognize and spread information about deaf talents globally.