This is Ed!!

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Artist Bio

This is Ed!!'s Bob Hiltermann was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. Spinal meningitis left him deaf at the age of 4, which went undiagnosed for over a year. He suffered through years of difficulty with communication until he was accepted to Gallaudet University where he learned sign language and became involved in theater and music. Over the years Bob would perform in movies, TV, theater, perform as a drummer in the world’s only deaf rock band, “Beethoven’s Nightmare” which is still performing internationally, and he just finished producing and directing his first award winning movie, “This is Ed!!”


  • Film Title: "This is Ed!!"
  • Director: Bob Hiltermann
  • Runtime: 7 Minutes
  • Category: Comedy Short Film
  • Tagline: "“This is Ed!!,” is a lighthearted comedy based on a true story, illustrating that the difficulties two deaf friends have communicating with each other, can have a humorous side.

    In the summer of 1973, Steve and Ed are best friends living in the same apartment complex, when Ed finds himself in need of Steve to help him out before an important date. A hilarious conversation ensues is a frustrated Ed tries repeatedly to make Steve understand that he desperately needs his assistance. Steve, using broken and outdated body hearing aids, is completely clueless to his buddy’s predicament which only leads to frustration for Ed until he reaches the breaking point."

Cast & Credits

  • Director: Bob Hiltermann
  • Writer: Bob Hiltermann
  • Writer: Bob Hiltermann
  • Producer: Bob Hiltermann
  • Producer: Katia Belas
  • Director of Photography: Nick Kovalenko
  • Production Designer: Melissa Erdman
  • Editor: Greg Dean
  • Sound Editor: Ryan Hiltermann
  • Key Cast: Ryan Lane
  • Key Cast: Miles Barbee

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