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Between the Laughter

Between the Laughter

| 43 min

This feature-length documentary looks at Stephen O'Keefe, a deaf, stand-up comedian. Faced with the usual challenges that life presents - marriage, children and career - Stephen works extra hard just to be able to hear (with the aid of a cochlear implant) and communicate with those around him. While many hearing-impaired people find life isolating, Stephen embraces the spotlight and chooses to step forward and entertain people.

  • director
    Barbara K. Lee
  • writer
    Barbara K. Lee
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • editor
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • cinematographer
    Laurie Long
  • composer
    Robyn Traill
  • sound design
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • sound supervision
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • location sound
    Brent Calkin
    Jeff Carter
    David Curle
    Blair Dykes
    David Hechenberger
    Jeff Henschel
    Buddy Schwandt
    Peter Wonsiak
  • production manager
    Bobie Taffe
  • additional cinematography
    Cal Garingan
  • production assistant
    Terra Regan
  • editing assistant
    Brian Reilly
    Neil Thompson
  • clearances supervisor
    Paula Sawadsky
  • research
    Corinna Hagel
  • clearances
    Corinna Hagel
  • stills photographer
    Rosamond Norbury
  • transcriber
    Pamela Pellegrini
  • participant
    Stephen O'Keefe
    Ann-Marie Lum
    Connor O'Keefe
    Brenda O'Keefe
    Michael O'Keefe
    Brent Jordan
    David Granirer
    Judith Jordan
    Sipke Pijl
    Tim Peters
    Chris Carpenter
  • re-recording mixer
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • re-recording facility
    The Mix Room
  • post-production services
    Rainmaker Digital Pictures
  • production coordinator
    Christine Sears
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli


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