Keivonn Woodard came into the limelight for his role as a Deaf student in Seeds of Hope: The Andrew Jackson Foster Story, a historical film directed and written by Gary Brooks about the first Deaf African American to graduate from Gallaudet College in 1954 and how he worked towards achieving his dream of establishing 32 Deaf schools in Africa. Soon after, he landed the role of Sam, a character in HBO’s The Last of Us. He was the Deaf younger brother of Henry, who were hiding from a revolutionary movement seeking vengeance in Kansas City, Missouri.
His upcoming project, FRACTAL, centers on the tight-knit relationship of a Deaf 8-year-old African-American boy named Tamir and his 14-year-old brother. Orphaned, they live with their grandmother, who struggles to understand and communicate in the boys’ unique Black American Sign Language (BASL). When Cameron (his best friend and interpreter) is suddenly taken from him by police violence, Tamir finds solace through an unlikely friendship with a mysterious alien creature named Fractal, who helps him cope with his trauma and forge a way forward.
Keivonn will be taking pictures and signing autographs at his table all weekend! We’re only selling ADVANCE purchase so get them quick before they run out! In the meantime, get your Blerdcon badges and rooms so you don’t miss this and so much more!