Welcome to my website showcasing my work as a freelance creative who works as a drama film maker, photographer, and graphic designer.
I am a drama writer, director and editor, my films explore social issues, fantasy, identity and coming of age, and many of them are about Deaf identity, sign language and Deaf culture as I am a profoundly Deaf / BSL-user.
My films have been shown at film festivals both nationally and internationally, winning awards in the process and have been shown on Film4, CBBC, Sky on Demand and TogetherTV.
I also work on mainstream (hearing) films and I am currently writing and developing various feature length treatments and screenplays.
I work as an unit stills photographer on feature films and TV dramas, please visit my website for examples of my unit stills work. I also take portraits, actor headshots, events, concerts, etc.
And I have a BA (hons) in graphic design and undertake various print, branding, ident and publicity materials commissions.
Samuel Dore AKA Bursteardrum
(Photo by James Delaney)