I hope that everyone wrapped up the summer with a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary has some news to share -
After 8 months of filming
over 300 hours of footage...
   Hilari Scarl
Yours truly
(Hilari Scarl, director/producer)
working nearly 80 hours a week for over 9 months to edit the film...
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Marcus Taylor, editor extraordinaire

post tape log
Editing room working tape log

spending weeks translating the ASL to English and fully captioning the entire film to make it accessible to all...
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James Foster, our incredibly dedicated ASL translation master
triple-checking a reference

scoring the film with awe-inspiring original music...
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Kubilay Uner, the best composer in the world

mixing the sound...
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Joe Milner, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer and pure genius

professionally color correcting the film...
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Pro colorist Brian Hutchings at Different By Design post house

and creating end titles that will dazzle...
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David Morehead and James Williams at Sony/MW Media Services
who helped me thank everyone in style

the documentary

Beethoven's Nightmare backstage
Steve Longo, Bob Hilermann and Ed Chevy
Beethoven's Nightmare backstage before the show

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CJ Jones and Robert DeMayo discuss plans over VP

I am extremely proud of the film and can't wait to show it to all of you!

BUT... grrrr - I have to be patient until our official world premiere early 2009. Once we find out the location and screening dates, everyone on this list will be the first to know. Hopefully by December, I can formally announce the screening schedule.
The documentary has been submitted to several prominent film festivals including Sundance and Slamdance which are in Park City, Utah in January.

After that, we will have our Los Angeles and New York premieres followed by Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Kansas, Nebraska, San Francisco, etc. We are currently updating the website with many new additions.

Thank you to everyone who has made this possible from our incredibly talented entertainers, hard working crew, generous sponsors, investors and donors, loving volunteers and the many, many well-wishers who kept me going through this journey.

I will be spending the fall raising funds to enable us to tour the film across the country to every community, school and city who wishes to screen it.

We have a few surprises coming that I will share once I am able to spread the news.

In many ways, our journey is just beginning. Here is how you can help:

1. Have your company come on board as a sponsor for festivals and screenings;
2. Encourage friends to join this email newsletter list by signing up on our
website See What I'm Saying;
3. Send me an email, text or invitation to lunch, events and updates as I slowly work my way back into society; and
4. Please let me know about events being planned in your city in 2009 so that I can schedule screenings in conjunction with your event.

For those of you who have been emailing/texting me asking for screenings/DVD's/updates/footage/autographs/dates/photos/vlogs/blogs/etc. - OK - no requests for autographs, thank you for your patience. I will be spending the next 4 months getting everything together including a newly updated website. I am following a careful screening strategy to give the documentary the best chance possible so that it may receive a great distribution deal and give our entertainers the audience they deserve. It is my hope that this film opens doors for entertainers everywhere and fosters understanding, acceptance and appreciation.

I look forward to seeing you all very soon!!

With deepest gratitude,