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Sign (2016)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Music | 9 July 2016 (USA)
'SIGN' is a short film that tells, through vignettes, music, and sign language, the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew Bauman Matthew Bauman ... Realtor
Scott Bixby Scott Bixby ... Grindr Guy
Josh Castille Josh Castille ... Michael
Maleni Chaitoo ... Ananya
Craig Fogel ... Jeff
Peregrine Heard Peregrine Heard ... Waitress
Benjamin Mapp Benjamin Mapp ... Dominic (as Ben Mapp)
John P. McGinty ... Aaron (as John McGinty)
Sydney Morton ... Allie
Preston Sadleir ... Ben
Tony Sheldon ... Ben's Father
Jennifer Smith Jennifer Smith ... Ben's Mother
Madeline Trumble Madeline Trumble ... Office Worker
Garrett Zuercher ... Steven
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'SIGN' is a short film that tells, through vignettes, music, and sign language, the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

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Short | Drama | Music | Romance

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USA

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9 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Znak See more »

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Color

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2.40 : 1
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Simple, beautiful and effective
3 December 2016 | by mirrigoldSee all my reviews

It's difficult to know where to start or what to say about SIGN. At its heart, this is a film about relationships, about falling in love, about finding your place in the world.

But it's also so much more, it's about communication, it's about frustration, it's about pain and it's about redemption and hope. Mostly, it's about love.

That the film has no spoken dialogue until the very end would, you'd think, make it difficult to understand, but it doesn't. Not knowing American Sign Language also doesn't make it hard to understand. Everything you need to know can be seen on the screen as Aaron and Ben meet, fall in love, have problems, split up, try to move on but, eventually, come back to each other.

It is, simply, beautiful.

And, in the spirit of full disclosure, I was a backer of the film, not a huge amount of money, but I am so glad I did something to help this film get distributed.

Being deaf should not exclude someone from life and this film is simply a love story.


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