Emilio Insolera on BBC Radio | Sign Gene Deaf Superhero film

Emilio Insolera on BBC Radio | Sign Gene Deaf Superhero film


SIMON – As you can imagine this is a very
visual film, not surprisingly. Emilio can you, in a nutshell, tell us what the story
is? What’s the plot of the film? EMILIO – The plot of this film is that the
leading character, whose name is Tom Clerc, comes from a long line of deafness, starting
with Laurent Clerc who was the originator of having the super power. And the super power
has to do with a mutation in the genes, and that’s what we call the Sign Gene, so that
is the mutation of the gene. And his goal is to protect this gene and to make sure that
it persists because there are other people who would like to see this gene eradicated.
And that’s the main plot. The people that are connected with the organisation, which
we call 1.8.8.0, 1880, that’s the name of the group that are trying to eradicate the
Sign Gene. KATE – And what are these super powers that
the heroes have? EMILIO – The super powers are certain actions,
and the actions take place through the use of sign language. I can give you an example
of this: the sign for cigarette, you would sign it, so with one hand on your mouth looking
like it’s a cigarette, with your other hand shaped, using the sign for lighter, and you
would motion for the hand with the lighter in it to light the cigarette, and it actually
provides a flame so that you’re able to light the cigarette in actual life.
The other one that we use in the film a lot is the hand shape for gun, which manifests
in the actual capability of shooting bullets. So the bullets shoot out of the hand shape
that’s used in sign language for the gun. KATE – That’s pretty cool. I watched a bit
of the film last night. SIMON – Me too.
KATE – We managed to get a sneak preview, and it was pretty epic.
SIMON – It’s full on! Fast edit, noisy, action packed; there’s a lot going on.

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