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The Do's and Don'ts of Getting Married

14m Short, Comedy, Deaf and Disabled, Indie 2022

True love calls for a wedding and Max and Emma and their friends are winding themselves up into a frenzy over the planning. Everybody has a different vision for the wedding, and no one can agree. Until Sassy diva boss and self-appointed wedding planner Scarlet takes charge.

Flaunt Guest Curator, Kath Duncan shares her take on the film in the bonus content below.

The Do’s & Don’ts of Getting Married is a funny and happy collaboration by an ensemble cast from ARC Disability Services in Cairns, Queensland. Working in collaboration with Director Karen Jackson, the solidarity among the disabled performers feels real – there’s that magical energy created by a group of people who’ve written the script together and got to trust each other.

In Flaunt fashion, in the Do’s and Don’ts world under expert Scarlet’s coaching, the couple’s True Love Language is expressed in dance, in touch, in connection. Also, note the sets - the colourful, flat, superb cartoon like feel of the scenes, which help balance the sensitive material – even in a comedy, love and romance are important concerns for many Deaf and Disabled people. And when we bust out of the interiors, the divine tropical Far North Queensland lushness wallops us in the face. In a good way.

The Do’s & Don’ts of Getting Married is delighting audiences at film festivals across the world. The film recently won three awards at Far South Film Festival including for Best Film, Diversity and People’s Choice. Cake break anyone? Irresistible!

Director

Karen Jackson

Language

English

Country

Australia

Studio

ARC Disability Services

Bonus Content

Kath Duncan's introduction to The Do's and Don'ts of Getting Married

2m

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