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An Invisible Sign -- Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.
An Invisible Sign -- A shy and withdrawn young (Alba) finds a new lease on life when she starts to teach mathematics.


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Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jessica Alba ... Mona Gray

Chris Messina ... Ben Smith

Sonia Braga ... Mom

John Shea ... Dad

J.K. Simmons ... Mr. Jones

Sophie Nyweide ... Lisa Venus

Bailee Madison ... Young Mona

Marylouise Burke ... Ms. Gelband

Ashlie Atkinson ... Lisa's Aunt
Crystal Bock ... Panida Saleswoman

Mackenzie Milone ... Ann DiGanno

Ian Colletti ... Danny O'Mazzi

Jake Siciliano ... Elmer Gravlaki
Stephanie DeBolt ... Ellen

Joanna Adler ... Lisa's Mom
Donovan Fowler ... Levan Beeze
Emerald-Angel Young ... Rita Williams

Daniel Pearce ... Danny's Dad

Sharon Washington ... Levan's Mom
Daniel McDonald ... Runny Nose Boy

Ian Blackman ... Ann's Dad
Jill Abramovitz ... Ann's Mom

Lori Hammel ... Danny's Mom

Conor Carroll ... 5th Grader
Brandon Jeffers ... Science Kid #1

Daniel Dugan ... Attorney

Blythe Auffarth ... Candy Striper
Marin Gazzaniga ... Hostess

Bill Coelius ... Movie Patron #1

Tom Nonnon ... Doctor

Lilly Hartley ... Female Runner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Renee Fishman ... hospital staff nurse (as Renee Fishman RN)
Kevin Fung ... Kevin (uncredited)

Gracie Lopez ... Gracie (uncredited)

Directed by
Marilyn Agrelo 
Writing credits
Pamela Falk (screenplay) &
Michael Ellis (screenplay)

Aimee Bender (book "An Invisible Sign of My Own")

Produced by
Justin Berfield .... executive producer
Rachel Cohen .... executive producer
Daniel Crown .... executive producer
Jana Edelbaum .... producer
Michael Ellis .... producer
Pamela Falk .... producer
Jason Felts .... executive producer
Peter Graham .... executive producer (as Peter M. Graham II)
Lilly Hartley .... associate producer
Stephen Hays .... executive producer
Todd Holland .... associate producer
Michael Lesser .... executive producer
Rebecca Rivo .... co-producer
Lynette Howell Taylor .... producer (as Lynette Howell)
Mitch Glick .... associate producer (uncredited)
Katie Mustard .... co-producer (uncredited)
Matthew Myers .... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
Original Music by
Andrew Hollander 
Cinematography by
Lisa Rinzler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffman 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
Art Direction by
Lucio Seixas 
Set Decoration by
Susan Perlman 
Diana Salzburg (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Sarah Beers 
Makeup Department
Tanya Bodison .... assistant hair stylist
Robin Day .... assistant hair stylist
Cassandra Keating .... assistant makeup artist
Evelyne Noraz .... makeup department head
Gianna Sparacino .... hair department head
Evelyne Noraz .... makeup artist: Jessica Alba (uncredited)
Production Management
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Wendy Mooradian .... production supervisor
Rebecca Rivo .... unit production manager
Melissa Gelernter .... production supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
Sophia Lin .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Matthew Myers .... unit production manager: additional photography (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Daly .... additional second second assistant director
Angela Jensen .... second assistant director
Charles Leslie .... first assistant director
Melissa Mugavero .... additional second second assistant director
Andrea O'Connor .... second second assistant director
Christian Vendetti .... second second assistant director (as Christian Silva Vendet)
Charlie Foster .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jonathan Starch .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Art Department
Sarah Berney .... charge scenic artist
Sarah Bricker .... on-set dresser
Peter Bundrick .... construction foreman (as Pete Bundrick)
Patrick Campbell .... storyboard artist
Frank DeCurtis .... set dresser
Martin Eisler .... assistant property master
Richard Hebrank .... construction coordinator
Bradley Klipp .... leadman (as Brad Klipp)
Jesse Klipp .... set dresser
Clinton McClung .... art department production assistant
Yvonne Mojica .... graphic designer
Mandiraa Nevatia .... art department production assistant (as Mandira Nevatia)
Michael Riolo .... construction production assistant (as Mike Riolo)
Amy Safhay .... greens person
Courtney Schmidt .... property master
Richard Sepulveda .... on-set dresser
John Sullivan .... set dresser
Meg Vinson .... additional props (as Meg Vinsen)
Danielle Webb .... prop fabricator
Bobbi Jo Gonzales .... property master: reshoots (uncredited)
Alicia Leatherbury-Lamberti .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Gray Madder .... on set dresser: reshoots (uncredited)
Dennis Tillberg .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Vince Reid Camut .... boom operator
Damian Canelos .... sound mixer (as Damian E. Canelos)
Martin Czembor .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editor
Mariusz Glabinski .... foley editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... adr editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
Ira Spiegel .... supervising sound editor
Seth Tallman .... sound mixer: "b" unit
John Werner .... additional special sound effects editor
Izzy Palmieri .... additional adr (uncredited)
Phil Rosati .... additional boom operator (uncredited)
Seth Tallman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Chris White .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Sophia Avgousti .... compositor: Click 3X
John J. Budion .... lead compositor: Click 3X (as John Budion)
John J. Budion .... visual effects supervisor: Click 3X (as John Budion)
John Ciampa .... compositor: Click 3X
Tom Matheu .... compositor: Click 3X
Justin Wolfson .... visual effects designer: Click 3X
Jared Yeater .... visual effects producer: Click 3X
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Calahandro .... company grip
Bob Calandro .... grip
John Clifford .... still photographer
Stephen Consentino .... steadicam operator (as Steve Consentino)
Divine Cox .... key grip
James P. Dolan .... gaffer (as Jim Dolan)
Jennifer Evans .... dolly grip
Keron Gammon .... company grip
Abbot Genser .... still photographer (as Abbott Genser)
Andrew B. Hansen .... gaffer: second unit
Alec Jarnagin .... steadicam operator
Bruce Jordan .... best boy grip
Aaron Kirby .... loader
David Kissinger .... best boy electric
Kate Larose .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sebastian Lervolino .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Frank Love .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Mitchell .... electrician
William Moore .... generator operator (as Bill Moore)
John Pirozzi .... director of photography: second unit
Rossana Rizzo .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
I. Nate Scaglione .... electrician (as Nate Scaglione)
Tristan G. Sheridan .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Tristan Sheridan)
Julian de la Pena .... electrician (uncredited)
Sebastian Iervolino .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Christopher D. Jones .... grip: additional photography (uncredited)
Robert Lau .... first assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Jason Velez .... gaffer: additional photography (uncredited)
Daniel Wallenstein .... grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
Eric G. Thivierge .... character technical director: animation segment (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lois J. Drabkin .... casting associate (as Lois Drabkin)
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Leeba Zakharov .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Blazak .... costume production assistant
Rachel Greene .... wardrobe supervisor
Maggie Miles .... costume shopper (as Maggie Lee-Burdorff)
Amy J. Smith .... set costumer
Any J. Smith .... set costumer
Lisa Thoreson .... key set costumer (as Lisa Jean Thoreson)
Michael Anzalone .... wardrobe supervisor: reshoots (uncredited)
Mary Wuliger .... wardrobe intern (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Kate Abernathy .... assistant editor
Joe Beirne .... technical supervisor
George Bunce .... digital intermediate conform editor
John Crowley .... digital intermediate colorist
Shannon K. Hall .... digital intermediate producer
Jeff Huston .... digital film recordist
Anne McCabe .... additional editor
Russ Senzatimore .... assistant editor
Jason Spencer .... assistant editor (as Jason Thomas Spencer)
Jimmy Mann .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Paloma Mele .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Mike Trinker .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Zoran Blazevic .... location scout
David Chambers .... location manager
Jesse Davidson .... location assistant
Grace Doherty .... location assistant
Dena Ghieth .... location scout
Paul Kostick .... location scout
Louis Zuppardi .... assistant location manager
Jackie Eaton .... location scout (uncredited)
Linda Peckel .... location scout (uncredited)
Hilton Clay Peres .... location scout (uncredited)
Vanessa Lee Rodd .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Joel Dean .... composer: additional music
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
Andrew Hollander .... score producer
Leigh Hurwitz .... music recording coordinator
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Rick Kwan .... assistant score engineer
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Eric Pfeifer .... music editor
Eric Pfeifer .... score recordist
Michael Craig Cohen .... assistant scoring engineer (uncredited)
Andy Mendelson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
George Campbell .... driver
Sam Cardarelli Jr. .... driver
Robert Deluca .... driver (as Bobby Deluca)
Reno Devivo .... driver
Kevin Flynn .... transportation captain
Peter Krienbihl .... transportation co-captain (as Peter Kreinebihl)
Scott Leiberz .... driver
Austen Martinez .... driver
John Palumbo .... driver
Vince Pecora .... driver (as Vincent Pecora)
Other crew
Tara Andrus .... production accountant
Carrie Arnold .... production coordinator
Diana Ascher .... post-production accountant: Trevanna Post
Steven Beckingham .... set production assistant
Matt Braunsdorf .... assistant: Ms. Edelbaum and Ms. Cohen (as Matthew Braunsdorf)
Matt Braunsdorf .... set production assistant
Veronica Britez .... stand-in: Ms. Alba
Nicole Bukowski .... assistant accountant
Carrie Bush .... set production assistant
Ivana Chubbuck .... acting coach: Ms. Alba
Tiffany Chung .... office production assistant
Alison Cohen .... business and legal affairs: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Ryan Coleman .... unit production assistant
Neil Coltun .... production intern
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance research: IndieClear (as Carol Compton)
Gregory Cuozzo .... chef: Gourmet To U
Jason Dean .... assistant production coordinator
David Basil Demase .... craft service assistant (as David DeMase)
Jodi Domanic .... script supervisor (as Jodi Domanic-Riccio)
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Molly Egan .... production secretary
Casey Goldman .... production intern
Jorge Gonzales .... chef: Henry's International Cuisine
Seth Hauer .... office production assistant
Peter Hutchison .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Shane Jacobson .... stand-in: Mr. Messina
Harry Lacoste .... set production assistant
Mia Lee .... assistant production coordinator
Patrick Lombardo .... assistant: Ms. Edelbaum and Ms. Cohen (as Pat Lombardo)
Guillermo Lozano .... security: Ms. Alba
Gabriella Ludlow .... business and legal affairs: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Sonia Malfa .... assistant: Md. Agrelo
K.C. McMahon .... set production assistant (as KC McMahon)
Maria Messina .... set tutor
Blair Moon .... assistant: Ms. Alba
Dana Morgan .... utility stand-in
Dave Phillips .... parking coordinator
Chrystal Powell .... assistant: Mrs. Howell
Mark Romanelli .... set production assistant
Paula Schmit .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Geraldine Schubert .... production assistant
Tom Selz .... business and legal affairs: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Alison Sherry .... set tutor
Rachel Steele .... title producer
Cooper Sukaly .... set production assistant
Jacque Thompson .... set tutor
Jessica Thorne .... payroll accountant
Edmund Tomaselli .... set medic (as Edmund J. Tomaselli)
Anthony Torres .... chef: Gourmet To U (as Anthony Tores)
Rob van de Laar .... craft service
Deborah J. Atuk .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nikolaus Braatz .... title designer (uncredited)
Matthew Crnich .... title designer (uncredited)
Tara Dean .... production legal counsel (uncredited)
Charlie Dibe .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Dann Fink .... adr loop group director (uncredited)
Russ Klein .... key production assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
Joseph Lombardi .... production accountant (uncredited)
Gary Martyn .... assistant production coordinator: reshoots (uncredited)
Jake Mathew .... title designer (uncredited)
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel (uncredited)
James Post .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Puccinelli .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Reiersen .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Erin Sarofsky .... title designer (uncredited)
Gene Michael Smith .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Scarlett Sperduto .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Nicole Teeny .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Justin Tierney .... production assistant (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"An 1nvisible Si6n" - USA (DVD title)
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing images
USA:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

America Ferrera was originally cast as Mona Gray, but dropped out and Jessica Alba replaced her.See more »
Continuity: When Alba was in class and put a child in a corner by the door she wrote two large numbers on the black board and wanted the children to tell her what sign (greater or less than) to put between them. When the child made a sound to get her attention you could see the less than sign already written on the board, but it was missing after the child from the corner gave the correct answer and the teacher wrote it on the board.See more »
[first lines]
Mona Gray:[narrating] I used to love my dad's stories, until the one he told me on my tenth birthday.
Dad:There once was a kingdom where everybody lived forever. But the problem with nobody ever dying was that the kingdom got very crowded. And so the king, getting squeezed out of his own castle by his endless royal lineage, issued a decree.
King:[still-life cartoon] Everybody in my kingdom, please pick one person from your family to die. We will have a mass execution that will bring forth much-needed space. Sorry to bum everybody out, but that's the way it goes.
Dad:And each family showed up with their martyr, all except one family.
Father:Sire, we can't decide. We love each other so much that we would all like to die together.
Baker:Oh, no, they can't all die. They run the bakery. They make the best cinnamon buns in all the land.
Father:What if we each cut off a piece of ourselves? And with all of these pieces combined, it will be as if one less person lived in town.
King:Interesting. Hmm. Continue.
Dad:But the daughter refused.
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
disappointment., 3 July 2011
Author: Victoria from United States

I was very disappointed after watching this movie. There are amazing actors, but I thought the movie was too slow. It had no excitement throughout the movie. And the ending had no surprise. I thought it was going to be a romantic , and inspiring movie. But it didn't have any point to it. Although they make an interesting trailer, the movie wasn't. I think the movie would've been better, if it had a little "twist" to it. Instead of showing the same things over and over again. For those who like inspiring movies, with a bit of drama, I wouldn't recommend this one. It did have excellent actors, and actresses, they did a good job doing what they were told.

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