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The Silent Child (2017)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 8 August 2017 (USA)
A deaf 6-year-old girl named Libby lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her to use sign language to communicate.

Director:

Chris Overton

Writer:

Rachel Shenton
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rachel Fielding Rachel Fielding ... Sue
Philip York Philip York ... Paul
Rachel Shenton ... Joanne
Maisie Sly Maisie Sly ... Libby
Anna Barry Anna Barry ... Nancy
Sam Rees Sam Rees ... Seb
Annie Cusselle Annie Cusselle ... Pip
Marilyn Willrich Marilyn Willrich ... Customer 1
Zeranna Bueno Del Carpio Zeranna Bueno Del Carpio ... Customer 2
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Storyline

Set in rural England and inspired by real life events. The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

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Inspired by real life events: A deaf child born into a hearing family and a world of silence until . . .

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Short | Drama

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

8 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Staffordshire, England, UK

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Budget:

£10,000 (estimated)
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Slick Films,Slick Showreels See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachael Shenton signed along with her acceptance speech (using British Sign Language BSL) after making a promise to her co-star Maisie Sly, that she would do so if they won. See more »

Connections

Featured in ITV Lunchtime News: Episode dated 5 March 2018 (2018) See more »

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Powerful and Beautiful
31 March 2018 | by simonwebb-73141See all my reviews

What a wonderfully made and beautiful movie. I am a 38 year old male reduced to tears within minutes. Well done on bringing awareness in such a beautiful way. Can't stop thinking about the movie.


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