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Lake Windfall (2013)

The film is a portrait of interactions between deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people. The plot focuses on five characters in a post-­apocalyptic setting. Told with humor and emotion, ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Christopher B. Corrigan Christopher B. Corrigan ... Matt
Alex Laferriere Alex Laferriere ... Drew
Jasun Hicks ... Jake
Will Sanders Will Sanders ... Keith
Timothy Dillard Timothy Dillard ... Cliff
Darren Politte Darren Politte ... Hillbilly 1
Gary McBee Gary McBee ... Hillbilly 2
Brooke Taylor Brooke Taylor ... Daughter
Amy Salter Amy Salter ... Mother
Paul Brewer Paul Brewer ... Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa McBee Lisa McBee ... Bar Regular
Kyle Mengwasser Kyle Mengwasser ... Son
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The film is a portrait of interactions between deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people. The plot focuses on five characters in a post-­apocalyptic setting. Told with humor and emotion, this film takes an authentic look at three different types of hearing loss experiences. While navigating through this tale of awareness and survival, both hearing and deaf will realize how critical effective communication is to our collective survival. The cast and crew consisted of mainly deaf and hard of hearing members from all over the country. This production, expressed primarily using American Sign Language, illustrates the great skill, creativity, and passion for filmmaking shared by these talented artists. Unlike many film productions, all proceeds made from this film will be devoted to programs and services that enhance the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people and promote greater inclusion and cooperation with the mainstreamed population-those who can hear. Written by Tony Nitko

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Lake Windfall is good until the end
26 November 2013 | by tamicat7See all my reviews

It has a good beginning, with five men (two are deaf and ASL signers, the one is hard of hearing and uses "SEE" sign language, the other is hearing but knows American sign language and yet another is also hearing but knows nothing about sign language or Deaf Culture) camping out in the woods near Lake Waterfalls (hence the title). The movie gives us an interesting look at their contrasting personalities and their ideals & prejudices about what it means to be deaf and to fit in the deaf community. And how they handle the situation when a strange solar explosion hit the earth rendering everyone else completely deaf, leading to a breakdown of social order across nation.

It was a very entertaining movie and I was rooting for the men, hoping they will come out heroes in the end. Unfortunately the conclusion of the film seems disjointed; in the last few minutes the five main characters were never seen or mentioned again which I found quite disappointing. I thought the movie could've ended better on a more heroic note. Oh well.

But is it worth watching? Yes, it certainly is. It is not suitable for young children, but everyone else will find it fascinating (and maybe thought-provoking too).

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Release Date:

16 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA


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$70,000 (estimated)
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Rustic Lantern Films See more »
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