From early on in my childhood I was always fascinated by TV and movies. Specifically the actors and performing artists. I knew that's what I wanted to be.
I am lucky enough to have had a successful 13 years career as a performing artist, working on some wonderful projects! These include - Coronation Street - ITV (2021), Anja (2020) and Dear Hearing World (2019). The critically acclaimed Dear Hearing World was particularly close to my heart. I also collaborated with the British Band Women's Hour when they wanted to translate their hit song 'Her Ghost' into British Sign Language for the Music Video.
More recently I have collaborated on two fantastic projects called 'Sign Night' and 'Send Back The Echo' whilst writing, producing and performing my own two pieces of original work under the Vilma Jackson Productions umbrella.
Triple Oppression was acclaimed and won an incredible 4 international short film awards. The Vilma Jackson Show was very important to me personally as I wanted to provide a platform for diverse, deaf artists to explain their experiences in industry and showcase their talent.
CORONATION STREET - ITV
Vilma Jackson is known for portraying the role of Charlie in Coronation Street. Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 1960.
SEND BACK THE ECHO - UNITED STRINGS OF EUROPE
'send back the echo' is not an homage to the myth or legend of Beethoven. It is a journey inspired by a deaf musician. The composer's personal letters and memoirs reveal a human story of intense passion, fear and joy as he reconciled solitude and deafness with a deep love of nature and music.
Generously supported by Arts Council England and thanks to BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine. Produced by Jasmin Kent Rodgman and Julian Azkoul.
SIGN NIGHT - BBC ARTS
Sign Night is a poetic conversation in sign language between two star crossed lovers, projected onto buildings in central Bristol. The deaf performers share their dreams for the future from building to building, across the night sky.
Produced in conjunction with the BBC Culture in Quarantine Season. Created and Directed by artist Cathy Mager.
The Meisner Technique Acting Workshop
2007 - 2010
Performing Arts (Acting)
Drama Aim Higher Summer School, London, UK
Performance Master Class, London, UK
Director Writer Filmmaker Film/Video Editor Social Media Improvisation British Sign Language Signed Songs Creative Initiatives