Show Me Deaf Film Festival Announces, Deaf Filmmaker, Gary Brooks as Keynote Speaker.
June 19, 2007
St. Louis, Missouri - Show Me Deaf Film Festival is pleased to announce Gary Brooks, deaf filmmaker as keynote speaker.
Don't miss his adventure-packed presentation on Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m.
He will keynote the festival, "Light of Imagination: Yeterday, Today and Tomorrow"
Gary Brooks was raised in the nearby Marina Del Rey, California. During his childhood, he borrowed his father's 8mm camera and filmed several short films. He attended Mira Costa High School at Manhattan Beach. He was involved with Theatre Arts.
Brooks studied Film and Television Production at the Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. As a film student, he made short feature films, "Blue Apple" (1994) which won Cindy award for special achievement in Art Direction and Directing. He was Line Producer for "Deaf Moonlight Show" (1995), In 1995, he graduated from Gallaudet University with Bachelor of Arts in Television, Film and Photography. In 1996, he directed his second feature film, "Scarecrow" (1996) this film earned three awards, Cine, Telly and Cindy for outstanding student production.
He is currently working for Gallaudet University Video Services as Live-Event Director/Editor and a freelance filmmaker. His latest films were "Dr. Hand" (2005) and "That Thing from Outer Space" (2006) He will film "The Child's Dreamer" which is expected to be released in December 2008.
Other films to his credits are "The G Files Series"(2000- 2005), and "The Puppet" (1993).
He will provide a workshop on Friday morning 10 a.m. "Cinema of Horrors: Working with Camera and Monsters".
Come and visit http://www.deafimages.tv for updates and get tickets to watch the weekend of films!
SOURCE: DEAF IMAGES