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Dr Alex Nakone and Andrei Gostin's latest short film, Maurice’s Symphony is the product of a unique creative partnership between Deaf Can:Do and Can:Do 4Kids.
Inspired by a true story, Dr Nakone and Andrei were compelled to create a film about a young man, Maurice Matters (Brenden Dodds) , a brilliant flute player who is labelled 'deaf and dumb' because he suffers hearing loss from otosclerosis, which it is believed, Beethoven himself may have suffered.
Set in a dilapidated Steampunk world of old buildings, steam powered machinery and odd-ball characters, Maurice’s journey to regain his hearing is both challenging and heart-warming as he comes to terms with a life filled with the possibility of love, joy and independence.
The ensemble cast is made up of actors both with and without disabilities and features The Voice finalist and Can:Do 4Kids friend Rachael Leahcar, members from No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability and Adelaide’s own Tutti Ensemble. South Australian born Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby, Gallipoli) stars in this short film as Mr Gordon Ferk, the cantankerous foreman of the factory where Maurice suffers an industrial accident and ends up in hospital.
The Sunday Screening also includes the short film The Making of Maurice's Symphony and a Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the talented cast.
The film will be captioned and an interpreter provided and a limited number of hearing loops available. Please contact the organisers if you need to book a hearing loop on the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucky door prize from The Pawn Wine.Co drawn on the day.
We encourage everyone attending this screening to make a gold coin donation to Deaf Can: Do and Can Do:4kids. We will have collection tins available on the day.
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