Signs and gestures

Directed by Itandehui Jansen

Signs and Gestures is a different film about a blind date. Clara relies on sound and touch to communicate, while Simon uses BSL. They both don’t know this about each other when they decide to meet up. Will they find a way to connect?

In this short film, Jesus Barrero worked as an Editor and production designer.

The Programme Director of the Film & TV programme at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has shot a short film called Signs & Gestures in close collaboration with participants with a visual or hearing impairment. The aim of Dr Itandehui Jansen’s project, which is currently in the post-production stage, was to address how commonplace it is for able-bodied actors to represent characters with an impairment and explored how to make film sets more accessible.