Oscars 2018: Sign Language Acceptance Speech – The Silent Child best live-action short film

Oscars 2018: Sign Language Acceptance Speech
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Oscars 2018: Sign Language Acceptance Speech – The Silent Child won best live-action short film.  The video follows the event of the great night and visit to Hollywood.

A film starring a six-year-old deaf British girl and made by two former Hollyoaks stars has won an Oscar.

The Silent Child tells the story of a girl who struggles to communicate.  It was named best live action short film.

It stars Maisie Sly, aged six, from Swindon.  Also, Rachel Shenton, who played Mitzeee Minniver in the Channel 4 soap.

Shenton also wrote it and used sign language in her acceptance speech. It was directed by Chris Overton – AKA Hollyoaks cage fighter Liam McAllister.  The two are now engaged to be married.

“I made a promise to our six-year-old lead actress that I would sign this speech,” Shenton said.  This was while accepting the statuette at Sunday’s ceremony in Hollywood.

“My hands are shaking a little bit so I apologise,” she added.

More about The Silent Child.  Libby lives a silent life until a social worker, played by Shenton, teaches her how to communicate through sign language.

Congratulations to a great team.  A fantastic win.  Hope they enjoy their celebrations.  What did you think of the film?  Have you seen it yet?

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