Nice Talking to You

Two strangers – both hearing persons – form an instant connection at an American Sign Language (ASL) event, talking exclusively in ASL. They spend the night together, strolling through NYC, enjoying a newfound attraction without a spoken word uttered between them. But, part way through, they both realize that they’re each hearing persons. Out of convenience, they shift to verbal communication, and, as they do, they quickly lose their romantic spark.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

Director:

Saim Sadiq

Producer:

Joseph Capotorto

Screenwriter:

Saim Sadiq, Joseph Capotorto

Cinematographer:

Federico Spiazzi

Editor:

Saim Sadiq, Jasmin Tenucci

Production Designer:

Markus Wulf

Sound Designer:

Arjun Sheth

Principal Cast:

Bane Fakih, Colin Bates, Jasmin Tenucci, Najia Elyoumni-Pinedo, Julia Silvestri, Steve Xie

Additional Credits:

American Sign Language Coach: Hannah Ehrenberg, Script Consultant: Julia Silvestri, Assistant Director: Maggie Briggs, Co-Producer: Federica Belletti, Sound Recordist: Xixi Wang, Still Photographer: Omar Kakar, Sound Mixer: Ryan Billia, Colorist: Mikki Crisostomo, Gaffer: Miguel Ortiz, Camera Assistant: Austin Hsieh

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Joseph Capotorto
Columbia University School of the Arts
nicetalkingtoyoufilm@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Joseph Capotorto
jdcapotorto@gmail.com
6463390565

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Romance

Screening in:

Shorts Program 1

Screening Section:

Narrative Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Language:

American Sign Language, English, Arabic

Runtime:

19:31 mins