I was approached by a Vancouver Film School student to participate in a short film with a small part and was excited to see what a compact film production would be like to participate in. It was awesome, very intimate level of interaction when the crew was so tight knit and it was not a big sprawling production. Very much a learning process heightened by the experience of having a “speaking” part without any speaking but instead sign language. I’ve never learned that as a necessity and so it was a challenge to learn very different communication to what is otherwise normal in everyday life. I was holding/working with a prop and had to remember to put it down in order to communicate vs the usual open the mouth and talk. Much respect to such a different mode of communication.