David Ellington is profoundly Deaf and a British Sign language (BSL) user. David discovered his talent for acting in 1997 when he performed as part of the Deaf Festival at the Swan Theatre. Consequently he landed a presenting job with BBC Education, which helped him to pursue his career in television, film and theatre. Since then, David has enjoyed being involved in numerous acting and experimental film-making projects. He has been part of multiple productions with Graeae (including Bent, Diary of an Action Man and The Garden), he won Best Actor for DEF in the Deaf Oscars, and he was also part of the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony. In the summer of 2016, David landed a ground breaking in-vision signer role on TV trailer ‘We’re The Superhuman – the Road to Rio’ and on a Channel 4 Paralympic TV commercial.
Raised in Birmingham to Punjabi parents, Rinkoo Barpaga is a Deaf TV Presenter, film and theatre maker, stand-up comedian, actor, street photographer and artistic director. He is currently one of the recipients of the Deafinitely Theatre Bursary.
Find out more about Rinkoo at rinkoo.co.uk