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Lynn Stewart-Taylor and David Ellington

David Ellington and Lynn Stewart-Taylor are both Bristol-based creatives working in film. They were invited by Guest Editor Sandra Alland to document a British Sign Language conversation about their experiences in LGBTQIA+ deaf filmmaking. David founded VS1 Productions, and specialises in Deaf sign language topics. His award-winning work spans a wide range of genres, from community-focused documentaries to short-form dramas. After winning Best Actress at DeafFest for her first role, Lynn wrote the film HOPE, which won four awards at Tolosa International Film Festival and the Deaf Shorts Award at Encounters. Lynn is also a specialist researcher, and a Deaf consultant who raises awareness of British Sign Language within the media and social care. [Image description: This image contains two photographs. Left photo: David Ellington, photographed by Michael Ward. David is a Black man with short, brown curly hair. He's wearing a grey sleeveless vest and a brown jumper beneath it. He's looking to the right of the frame and signs in BSL. Right photo: Lynn Stewart-Taylor, photographed by Teresa Garratty. Lynn is a white woman with brown bobbed and curly hair. She's wearing dark grey glasses, a yellow cardigan and black and white top. She's frowning in concentration, pointing at something outside the frame.]

Posts by Lynn Stewart-Taylor and David Ellington

[Video image description: David Ellington is on the left and Lynn Stewart-Taylor on the right. David is a Black man with short, brown curly hair. He's wearing a dark green sweater. Lynn is a white woman with brown bobbed and curly hair. She's wearing red glasses, a yellow cardigan, overalls and black and white striped top. Green captions say: There was a vibrant sense of community.]

Queer and Deaf: Lynn Stewart-Taylor and David Ellington Chat Filmmaking in BSL

Bristol-based filmmakers, performers and researchers Lynn Stewart-Taylor and David Ellington discuss LGBTQIA+ deaf perspectives in film. A delightful BSL chat about recent improvements in queer and trans deaf representation in the UK, ongoing exclusion and challenges, and what they hope the future will bring. Audio version of intro: Note: The following is ...

Lynn Stewart-Taylor and David Ellington