I've seen a few interesting ASL music videos on YouTube lately by a young woman working on various projects to break into the film industry. Currently, she is working with Indiegogo platform to raise money for a unique film "The Double Life of Zhane Rain.
"Everyday, we deal with oppression, ignorance and bigotry. I tell these stories in a passionate manner with a strong urge to spread messages of love, awareness, diverse communication, education, uplifting, and peace-sharing that have been neglected by today’s ignorant and troubled world. These messages need more potency to be heard everywhere. As an artist who is deeply in touch with emotions, I respond well to human connection and the human condition; I want to tap into these emotions by making films that expose the human side of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people from all backgrounds, especially people of color."
Ann Marie Bryan
*A link to that interview is below this post.
There is a list of production needs and people already working behind the scenes to make the movie happen here. Be sure to scroll down her page to learn more: http://www.indiegogo.com/zhanerain
*Ann's interview is here: http://elizagalesinterviews.com/2012/07/17/an-interview-with-filmmaker-ann-marie-bryan/
Here is another project Ann is working on:
36 Million Deaf and hard of hearing people have no access to music, still. Learn how we can change that here. As they say, "There's an app for that", but not quite yet. Help Ann make this possible. Learn more here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDiW0_arI6w
Because "We Love Music Too" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbQJcJx_D58