First Deaf-Blind actor cast in a lead role in an Oscar-shortlisted film

The short film "Feeling Through” features Robert Tarango in his acting debut.

Inspired by a real-life meeting between director Doug Roland and a deaf-blind man, Marlee Matlin is executive producer of the project.

Here is an interview Tarango had with NBC News about the film:

"Feeling Through” has been Oscar-shortlisted for a Best Live Action Short nomination and is free on YouTube, where the 18 minute film is approaching an astounding 3 million views. Watch it here.