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“What was most challenging for me was, producers of independent films often have fear wondering if there is marketability in having authenticity in casting deaf actors,” he said. “To have that confidence, sometimes I feel like a little bug on the ground. Now I’m a big bug.”
“Now they can finally see me and so I can say, ‘Hello, we’ve grown and deaf folks can make change for the better,'” he continued. “Hollywood can have open hearts and open minds and give more inclusion to more diverse groups.”