See What I'm Saying
The Deaf Entertainers Documentary

Moscow - Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival
Washington, D.C. - Gallaudet Worldeaf Cinema Festival
Ladies Home Journal WE Do Good Award (Dec. issue/p.80)

DVD release date is February 22, 2011
Win a trip to Hollywood for our gala!
(see information below about our contest, events and more)

See What I'm Saying
See What I'm Saying follows four deaf entertainers:
an actor, comic, singer and drummer
as they attempt to crossover to mainstream audiences.

Upcoming screenings in Indiana
SWIS goes on a roadtrip! December 6-10, 2010

Hilari will be traveling on a week-long roadtrip to Indiana complete with Q&A after each screening, exclusive sales of t-shirts, autographed posters, Robert DeMayo's new DVD "Me Hear None" (available in a few weeks online) and TL's CD!
See full schedule below.

Robert DeMayo
Robert DeMayo - "Me Hear None" DVD and live performances
Available online in a few weeks!

Robert's and Hilari's great adventure in Moscow
WINNER! Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival/Perspektiva

Hilari and Robert in Moscow
Robert and Hilari at St. Basils in Red Square

Hilari Robet and Tanya
Hilari and Robert with our Russian friend/guide Tanya at awards

CJ in Russian
CJ Jones in "See What I'm Saying" with Russian captions!

Russian deaf kids perform
      Russian deaf kids wow the audience with their performance

Robert performs in Moscow
Robert DeMayo performs at closing night ceremony in Moscow

Hilari and Robert at press conference
Hilari and Robert at press conference (from slide show of festival events)

Nedoslav performers
Evgeny Erovennov and Alexander Martyanov
Russian performers who have a cameo in "See What I'm Saying" in CJ's festival

                  IT'S YOUR TURN!
The Sprint See What I'm Saying
Short Film Contest happening now!

Win a meeting with top Hollywood executives and artists and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to screen your film at the red carpet gala at Universal Studios!

Sprint is sponsoring the See What I'm Saying Short Film Contest with some amazing prizes to promote captioned films. Produce a short film 3 minutes or less that includes the phrase, "see what I'm saying" used in a creative way, caption your film with English subtitles and upload your video. The films with the most votes by January 5, 2011 win a trip to Hollywood to screen their film at the DVD release party along with other great prizes sponsored by Sprint Relay.

The contest is free to enter, and is open to everyone. The goal is to encourage deaf filmmakers to share their work with mainstream audiences, and to encourage hearing filmmakers to caption their films. The first and second place winners are determined by most votes on the internet by January 5, 2011, and the third "See What I'm Saying" prize is selected by a panel of judges. Please go to our website
to read all of the rules, upload your video and vote on your favorite films.

Now get out there with your cameras and have some fun!

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We need your help! Please forward to friends in these cities:

December 4, 2010
Seattle, WA   
6:30PM - Mountlake Terrace High School. Proceeds benefit the
Deaf Academic Bowl High School Team.
Tickets are $10. 21801 44th Avenue, West Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

December 7, 2010   
Evansville, IN   
6:30pm Deaconess Hospital Auditorium, 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747. (812) 450-5000.

Tickets $5 to benefit Evansville Connections Deaf Center.
Q&A live with Hilari Scarl after the screening.

December 8, 2010   
Fort Wayne, IN   
6:30pm Rhinehart Recital Hall, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805. (260) 481-5493. Tickets $10 to benefit League of Blind and Disabled. Q&A live with Hilari Scarl after the screening.

December 9, 2010   
Indianapolis, IN   
Times TBA. Landmark Art Cinema, 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240. (317) 579-3009. Tickets $10 to benefit Deaf Community Services, a division of Easter Seals. Q&A live with Hilari Scarl after the screening.

December 10, 2010   
Merrillville, IN   
6:30PM Merrillville High School Auditorium. 276 East 68th Place, Merrillville, IN 46410. (219) 650-5309. Tickets $10 to benefit Deaf Services, Inc.
Q&A live with Hilari Scarl after the screening.

December 11, 2010
Fremont, CA   
7:00pm. Fundraiser for Deaf Hope at California School for the Deaf.
Q&A with Hilari Scarl and CJ Jones after the screening.

December 11, 2010
Bellingham, WA   
2:15PM Pickford Cinema. 1416 Cornwall Avenue.
Please check website for time. Pickford Film Center

February 20, 2011  
Los Angeles, CA   
Red Carpet Gala at Universal Studios and DVD release party!! Details coming soon.

Many more dates coming soon - we announce on facebook the moment any booking is confirmed, so please follow us at:

Facebook SEE WHAT I'M SAYING fan page

If you would like to book the film, please email Hilari with the name of your organization, school, theater or event along with the size of the theater and requested screening date(s) to receive a screening package.


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Discovering Deaf Worlds
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I look forward to seeing each of you at a screening!

Warmest wishes,
Hilari Scarl
See What I'm Saying

Hilari and cast at world premiere
Robert, TL, Hilari, CJ, Bob - photo by Karen Ballard at our world premiere

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