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Robert Hoskin
b. October 16, 1962, Bright, Victoria, Australia.

BIOGRAPHY:   Robert Hoskin was born deaf, and educated at the Victorian School for Deaf Children until 1978. Being shown educational films on 16mm at school, he became obsessed with the moving image. He began making home movies on Super 8 in the late '70s, culminating in his first proper film, The Silent Revenge (1982), before buying a 16mm. camera in the '80s. Dissatisfied with 16mm, he hunted down and purchased an Arriflex 35mm. camera, and commenced making short films on the medium in the early '90s, in Japan, where he moved with his Japanese wife. He has recently moved back to Melbourne, and shot his film Sand is Still Yellow in early 2006. He completed his first feature Two Is Too Many in 2012. He is also now in development for another feature film My Imported Wife.

 


CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   The films of Robert Hoskin are narrative dramas which focus on the problems of deaf people. He emphasises the reality and complexity of their lives, something that non-deaf writers can't quite capture. He is particularly alarmed at the representation of deaf people by non-deaf actors, who cannot possibly express the unique way deaf people have of communicating, including the facial twitches they employ.


 
 
Chance for Love

FILMOGRAPHY (as writer/director/producer):

The Silent Revenge (1982, 56 mins, Super 8, Australia)

The Silent Revenge 2 (1984, 41 mins, Super 8, Australia, uncompleted)

Flick 'n' Click (1987, 19 mins, 16mm, Australia)

Blue Gush (1993, 3 mins, 35mm, Japan)

Patched-Up! (1994, 8 mins, 35mm, Japan)

Motion of Confusion (1996, 10 mins, 35mm, Japan)

Chance for Love (1997, 21 mins, 35mm, Japan)

The Unforgettable Character (1999, 18 mins, 35mm, Japan)

 
 
Blue Gush

Sand is Still Yellow (2006, 6 mins, 35mm, Australia)

My Imported Wife (feature film, currently in development)

Two Is Too Many (2012, 72 mins, 35mm, Australia)


FILMs as WRITER
(solo, feature films only)

The Spirit of Enlightenment (2000, Japan, 35mm, Original Screenplay)

My Imported Wife (2009, Australia, 35mm, Original Screenplay)

Two Is Too Many (2011, Australia, 35mm, Original Screenplay)


ALSO:

Ofukuro Ni Hanataba O! (1995, Betacam-SP, Japan)
uncredited extra actor in the stage audience

 
 
The Unforgettable Character

I Love You (1999, 111 mins, 35mm, Japan, directed by Yutaka Osawa and Akihiro Yonaiyama)
uncredited extra actor in the theatre audience

Introduction of 4 Deaf Actresses from "The Unforgettable Character" (1999, 5 mins, 35mm, Japan)
Producer, cinematographer and editor

Out of this World (2004, 123 mins, 35mm, Japan, directed by Junji Sakamoto)
uncredited extra actor as an American GI serviceman

Mr. Deaf Pea Goes to Footy (2007, 7 mins, HDD Video NTSC, Australia)
Writer and cinematographer

Mr. Deaf Pea Goes to Garage (2007, 20 mins, HDTV Video PAL, Australia)
Writer and cinematographer

 
 
Sand is Still Yellow

Mr. Deaf Pea Goes to Beach (2008, 48 mins, HDTV Video PAL, Australia)
Writer and cinematographer

Mr. Deaf Pea Goes to Footy (remake version) (2009, 19 mins, HDTV Video PAL, Australia)
Writer and cinematographer


AWARDS:

Chance for Love
Best Short Film, Idyllwild International Film Festival, 1997
Outstanding Performance, Chicago International Deaf Film Festival, 2003

Motion of Confusion
Outstanding Performance, Chicago International Deaf Film Festival, 2003


Robert Hoskin, February 2011

Robert Hoskin's Silencebound Film Productions website

Contact Robert Hoskin

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