‘This Close’ TV Miniseries Is ‘First Show Created By, Written By And Starring Deaf People’

ET Canada | 2/14/2018 | Staff
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The creators of the six episode miniseries “This Close” want to show the world the deaf community’s life experiences are just like everyone else’s.

The story of two best friends – who just happen to be deaf – living and working in L.A. is created by Josh Feldman and Shoshannah Stern, who are themselves deaf. Together, they’re paving the way with the first representation of the deaf community in front of the camera and behind the scenes of the Sundance Now show.

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“This is 2018 and this is the very first show created by, written by and starring deaf people,” Feldman signs to ET Canada’s Matte Babel. “So in 2018 we finally have an authentic representation because of the writing. We are really lucky and excited to be the first but we hope we are the first of many to come.”

Starring alongside Feldman and Stern is perhaps Hollywood’s most-famous deaf actress, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin. Non-hearing impaired co-stars Cheryl Hines,...
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