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SIGN is an award-winning short film that tells the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf. Directed by Andrew Keenan-Bolger with a screenplay and score by Adam Wachter, SIGN is told through vignettes, music, and sign language.
Inspired to portray an under-explored human experience, Andrew and Adam collaborated with Deaf actors in the New York theatre community, combining Andrew’s passion for visual imagery with Adam’s love of musical storytelling.

The film was shot in a four-day marathon session in multiple locations across New York City, on a set staffed by actors, ASL interpreters, Deaf consultants and many passionate hearing and Deaf volunteers.


Directed by: Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Written by: Adam Wachter
Starring: John McGinty, Preston Sadleir


Length: 15 mins
Certificate: 12A
Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD


Date: 2016

“SIGN was a really powerful film, with both music and performances getting an emotional story across without the need for words.” Winner – Youth Jury Award