Sunday, September 5, 2010

White Space Star CJ Jones Performs in Australia

CJ Jones performed a set at the Other Festival Club during the 2010 Other Film Festival: New Cinema By With and About People with Disibilities in Melbourne,Victoria on August 27th.

Rick Randall, Festival Director, celebrates the agenda of Austalia's only disability film festival saying "The festival works to ensure that the needs and aspirations of people with a disability inform all of our activities. This informs our support for the nation-wide campaign for increased cinema access throughout Australia.The 2010 program offers an exhilarating array of choices: sessions dedicated to the experience of people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, films that celebrate the power of expressive dance, workshops for emerging actors and filmmakers, a forum on accessible cinema, and of course Rob Spence and the world premiere demonstration of the Eyeborg prosthetic eye."

Along with director, Hilari Scarl, CJ was a special guest at a public screening of See What I'm Saying, which premiered this summer in the USA. The film has been embraced by hearing and deaf communities alike.  The White Space Team is honored to have CJ Jones as a cast member of White Space, the short film.

Check out See What I'm Saying and  The Other Film Festival online.


Hilari Scarl, 2009, 91min,

Documentary, USA

Four Deaf entertainers, four

intertwined journeys. Bob was

a drummer in Beethoven’s

Nightmare, the world’s only

Deaf rock band, and now wants

to put the band back together.

CJ is a famous comedian who

is still desperate to perform to

hearing audiences. Robert is a

brilliant actor and mime artist

but battles homelessness. TL is

a hard of hearing singer trying

to produce her first CD, Not

Deaf Enough.