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"Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes" Now Available on Vimeo On Demand


July 25, 2020 – Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes is now available on Vimeo On Demand..


Sign Gene is the world’s first film about deaf superheroes written, produced, directed by Emilio Insolera with stars Emilio Insolera, Ben Bahan, Hiroshi Vava. Ensemble Cast includes Danny Gong, Carola Insolera, Humberto Insolera and Jesse Thomas. 


“It is one of our most important milestones - says deaf actor and producer Emilio Insolera, founder of Pluin - we are very proud of our accomplishment and are looking forward to produce and distribute more original content”


Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes, the indie film that features over hundred deaf people from cast to crew from the US, Japan and Italy narrates the story of the deaf superhero Tom Clerc, — a fictional descendent of Laurent Clerc, a French educator from the 1800s dubbed the “ Father of the Deaf in America.” Tom, who has lost his superpowers after a battle with his hero-turned-villain brother, is sent along with his colleague Ken Wong (Danny Gong) to Osaka to investigate a spate of crimes that seem to have connections to gene mutations. Their investigation leads them to deaf criminal Tatsumi Fuwa (Hiroshi Vava), who has learned to harness the mutations to rise to power. The 70-minute film is groundbreaking in many ways, especially considering its limited budget, states the Japan Times. The Los Angeles Times praised the film as “wildly inventive and empowering" and said it energetically blended elements of “X-Men,” “The Da Vinci Code” and the James Bond films. Other critics enjoyed the incorporation of deaf figures from history and sign language linguistics dialogues as much as the sci-fi element.


About Pluin


Pluin is a film production and distribution company that aims in producing and delivering original content, bilingual and bimodal,, spoken and signed language movies for an audience of over 466 million deaf people and remaining millions of allies.

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