Private Project

Louder Than Words

‘Ana’ has been separated from her Husband ‘Simon’ for the best part of a year. As she attempts to rebuild her life she adopts old routines in order to feel some sense of normalcy among the loneliness. On a trip to the local annual Dance Show, she bumps into him once again and they must finally face up to all that they have been avoiding within their relationship. ‘Ana’ and ‘Simon’ also happen to be Deaf.

In Association with the Royal Association for Deaf People.

  • Dann Emmons
    Director
  • Dann Emmons
    Writer
  • Matthew Critchfield
    Producer
  • Dann Emmons
    Producer
  • Lara Steward
    Key Cast
    “Ana”
  • Julian Peedle-Calloo
    Key Cast
    “Simon”
  • Luke Harper
    Director Of Photography
  • Sarita Piotrowski
    Choreographer
  • Stephen Moynihan
    Dancers
  • Lida Welham
    Dancers
  • Tom Wolfarht
    Dancers
  • Nick Wakeling - Smoke and Mirrors
    Colourist
    The Silent Child
  • Stephen Bevan
    Editor
  • Nathan Neuman
    Composer
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    British Sign Language, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dann Emmons

As a filmmaker I have always been interested in the notion of identity and storytelling within the world we live in and in our communication of character, whether real or fictional. Having chosen a career in the Film and Media Industry I hope to continue to put this natural curiosity of mine into a visual format, telling stories through the medium of Film Making and Media.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

'Louder Than Words' came out of a commercial pitch I had created for a Mobile Phone commercial, in which I explored the impact that Mobile Phones must have had on the Deaf Community. The Pitch only got to the Shortlist stage but the idea never left me. I began to explore deeper into the culture of Deafness and discovered a severe lack of films or stories that featured Deaf Characters in which their Deafness was not their defining feature. This seemed scarily similar to the situation many minority performers have found themselves in within the film and television industries. I endeavored to make a change to this and to explore a universal story, that transcends language, and would work no matter what your background.

Influenced by my love of classic Romance films like Say Anything, When Harry Met Sally and the back catalogue of Richard Curtis; 'Louder Than Words' is a story of love lost and the realities of modern relationships.