Thursday, October 22, 2009

Deaf Man Hears First Time at Age 27 - NYC Premiere of Award-Winning Documentary

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Brooklyn Girl Productions presents FROM SILENCE TO SOUND, NYC Premiere,
Friday, October 23

Witness the miracle - a deaf man hears for the first time at age 27, thanks to modern medical technology.

Brooklyn Girl Productions presents the New York City premiere of the award-winning
documentary film From Silence to Sound at the New York International Film
Festival on Friday, October 23, 2009.

From Silence to Sound is an inspiring film that tells the extraordinary story
of Justin Garrett, a man who has been profoundly deaf since birth. On March
13, 2006, Justin made history as the first recipient of a bilateral cochlear
implant in Oklahoma.

Producer Jenine Mayring comments, "One of my goals for this project was to
subtitle the film in English, thereby making it accessible to deaf audiences
worldwide." Mayring is a former American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and
instructor whose credits as an ASL consultant include the hit TV shows ER and
nip/tuck.

From Silence to Sound premieres at 10:10 p.m., Friday, October 23, at City
Cinemas Village East, 181 Second Avenue. The screening will be followed by a
Q&A with director Chase Matthews, and New York native, producer Jenine
Mayring.

Synopsis

Director Chase Matthews offers this moving documentary about Justin Garrett, a
completely deaf young man who, in 2006, agreed to undergo radical cochlear
implant surgery that could possibly make him hear for the first time. Matthews
follows Justin as he prepares for, submits to and recovers from the
high-stakes surgery. Success will reverse Justin's condition, but failure will
irrevocably destine him to a lifetime of total silence.

Awards & Nominations:

-- WINNER - Best Documentary USA (Everglades International Film Festival)
-- WINNER - Best North American Documentary (International Film Festival
Egypt)
-- BEST DOCUMENTARY nominee (Trail Dance Film Festival)

-- BEST DOCUMENTARY nominee (International Film Festival South Africa)

More information is available at http://www.fromsilencetosound.com

Visit Brooklyn Girl Productions on the Web at
http://www.brooklyngirlproductions.com

"... An intimate and powerful portrait of courage ..."
-- Adrian Belic / ACADEMY AWARD(R) NOMINEE

"... Spellbinding ... the ultimate story of beating the odds ..."
-- Camryn Manheim / EMMY(R) AWARD WINNER & GOLDEN GLOBE(R) AWARD WINNER

"... Tremendously heartwarming and uplifting."
-- Alan Berliner / EMMY(R) AWARD WINNER & 2007 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
JUROR

ABOUT BROOKLYN GIRL PRODUCTIONS

Brooklyn Girl Productions is a knockout production company(TM). We produce
films and commercials with high production value, a sense of humor, and a
smile. Our mission is to entertain and empower people through our various
artistic endeavors, while creating a positive environment both on and off the
set. To reduce the impact of our productions on the earth, we are committed to
a green philosophy from start to finish on each and every project. We love
what we do, why wouldn't we? For more information, visit
http://www.brooklyngirlproductions.com.

Contact:

Jenine Mayring
Brooklyn Girl Productions
(800) 832-2654
yo@brooklyngirlproductions.com

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SOURCE Brooklyn Girl Productions

Jenine Mayring of Brooklyn Girl Productions, +1-800-832-2654,
yo@brooklyngirlproductions.com