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November 5, 2003

No Talking Allowed" To Premiere at Deaf Expo West in Long Beach, Calif.

From: CSD - Nov 5, 2003

For Immediate Release: Nov. 4, 2003
                                                                                                                        Contact: Erin Casler
                                                                                                                        CSD Public Relations
                                                                                                                        (605) 367-5761

"No Talking Allowed" To Premiere at Deaf Expo West in Long Beach, Calif.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — CSD is pleased to announce the premiere of "No Talking Allowed," a CSD-TV production, at the Deaf Expo 2003 West show in Long Beach, Calif. Matt Daigle and Yoon Lee directed this 42-minute romantic comedy, with Matt Daigle and Deb Skjeveland as the leads. Melissa Draganac and Lucky Barron also play significant roles.

The movie is about Alex, a deaf artist, who has had some trouble dealing with hearing models for his painting projects. He shares his frustrations with his friends at a local coffeehouse, and his friends suggest that Alex engage a model in a silent encounter in which Alex would be able to focus on his painting. Rebecca, a deaf model, answers Alex's advertisement for a figure model, with the mandate, "no talking allowed." Both Rebecca and Alex pretend to be hearing people, and comedy ensues as a result.

"No Talking Allowed" was filmed at various locations in Sioux Falls, S.D. over a two-month period. "No Talking Allowed" is one of the few romance-comedies that have been released with a predominantly deaf theme.

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