Los Angeles, CA – KMB Entertainment is proud to announce that international pop-star singer/actress, Meredith O’Connor is the most recent cast addition to the upcoming film “Talk to the Hands”, directed and produced by multi-awarded Brazilian filmmaker Katia Belas.
O’Connor’s is the Celebrity Youth Activist for the United Nation; an award winning Radio Hit Songstress, has been deemed an icon in antibullying by The City of Los Angeles, and has been recognized as a leader in her industry by the American Association of Superintendents as well as the Congress. Her music has been featured on Teen Nick and Radio Disney. Her hit songs have sold out headlining concerts globally and are known by millions around the world. Her activism for antibullying and mental health awareness is credited with saving and changing the lives of her fans. Her activism has been a leading force in these causes. O'Connor is honored to serve on the Advisory Boards of the Montessori Model UN, as well as the NGO for Sustainable Development, NY. The video for song "Stronger" premiered on NBC's EXTRA TV. Her full album "I Am" was produced by Grammy Award's nominee, Kenny Ortiz . Her life’s story was made into a feature film distributed by Sony.
“Talk to the Hands” is a romantic-comedy starring Miles Barbee (Spring Awakening on Broadway, Freeform TV show “Switched at Birth”, multi-award winning film “This is Ed!!”, a new feature film, “The Silent Natural” as the lead Dummy Hoy) and Reb Johnson (Investigation Discovery TV show “Murderer in Heartland”). The film follows the love story of AJ (Barbee) and Annie (Johnson), a college girl who falls in love with AJ who is Deaf. Without knowing anything about deaf culture, Annie starts to learn a new way of communication and life style while her relationship with AJ imposes many obstacles including the pressure of their own friends (including Mary, played by O’Connor) and both of their communities against them.
Apart from witnessing plenty of blunders and beautiful love story, the public will also see a hint of education about the Deaf community including the prejudice and bullying often encountered by those with (hearing) disabilities. Co-written by award-winner Deaf writer Glenn J. Devlin, and also starring Eddie Buck (TV Show “I Killed My BFF”), Lydia Hooker, Chris Law, Paul Kennedy Jr. and Yayel Campos.
Other Deaf actors from Broadway and TV Shows are being considered for more roles in this new part of the production, which will total 5 signing roles played by Deaf actors and 7 speaking roles played by hearing actors.
The film is currently in its re-development and funding stage. It is scheduled to start preproduction in June and production in August.
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