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October 2, 2012

New Film from Rustic Lantern Films (DEAF, Inc.)

From: Rustic Lantern Films - Oct 2, 2012


ST. LOUIS, MO - September 27, 2012

Rustic Lantern Films, a subsidy of Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc. (DEAF, Inc.), is proud to announce the near completion of production of their first feature length film - Lake Windfall. The filming, which occurred at various locations west of St. Louis, ends next week, October 3, 2012.

What made this groundbreaking production unique? The cast and crew consisted of mainly deaf and hard of hearing members from all over the country. This production, expressed primarily using American Sign Language, illustrates the great skill, creativity, and passion for filmmaking shared by these talented artists.

The film is a portrait of interactions between deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people. The plot focuses on five characters in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Told with humor and emotion, this film takes an authentic look at three different types of hearing loss experiences.

While navigating through this tale of awareness and survival, both hearing and deaf will realize how critical effective communication is to our collective survival.

Unlike many film productions, all proceeds made from this film will be devoted to programs and services that enhance the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people and promote greater inclusion and cooperation with the mainstreamed population (those who can hear).

Lake Windfall is expected to be release in the spring of 2013.

About Rustic Lantern Films
Rustic Lantern Films, a subsidy of Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc. (DEAF, Inc.), is a top-notch deaf and hard of hearing film and video production company located in Webster Groves, Missouri. Rustic Lantern has over 35 years of combined experience in commercial, corporate and entertainment production. Its goal is to increase the public's awareness about the deaf and hard of hearing community and its culture. More information regarding Rustic Lantern Films can be found at or by contacting Tony Nitko.

About DEAF Inc.
DEAF Inc. is a non-profit organization established by deaf individuals who are dedicated to improving communication access for the deaf and hard of hearing people in St. Louis metro area. DEAF Inc.s primary method of funding for these services is through sales of interpreting services. We also seek donations from private individuals and entities that wish to assist us in our mission. More information regarding DEAF Inc. can be found at

Media Contact:
Tony Nitko, Executive Producer
Rustic Lantern Films, LLC.
Telephone: (314) 714-6404; Fax: (314) 266-7427