Signs and Gestures

Florist Clara relies on smell, touch and sound. She has recently been chatting with Art student Simon through a dating app.
They arrange to meet in person. However, during their first date an unexpected situation arises.

  • Itandehui Jansen
    Director
    In Times of Rain
  • Itandehui Jansen
    Writer
    In Times of Rain
  • Reece Smith
    Producer
    Dentures of Death
  • Grace Whitford
    Key Cast
    “Clara ”
    Imagine
  • Craig McCulloch
    Key Cast
    “Simon”
  • Rebecca Robin
    Key Cast
    “Tania”
    Outlaw King,
  • Jack Allen
    Key Cast
    “Friend ”
    Flit
  • Giulia Bragiotto
    Cinematography
    The Lost Sock
  • Enrica Sciandrone
    Music
    In Times of Rain
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    British Sign Language, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Itandehui Jansen

Itandehui Jansen studied film directing at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. She participated in different international film programs, such as Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam, the Berlinale Talents and Torino Film Lab. Her documentaries and short films screened at international festivals such as the IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) and the Morelia International Film Festival. Her short film The Last Council won several international awards and was nominated for the Mexican Film Critics Award Diosa de Plata. Her feature film In Times of Rain won the Award for Best Emerging Feature at the Oaxaca Film Fest.

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Director Statement

This short film stars blind actress Grace Whitford and actor Craig McCulloch who uses BSL. The film was made with staff, students and alumni of the Edinburgh College of Art to explore adequate set conditions to improve accessibility and widen participation in the film making process. We purposely opted for the genre of the romantic comedy as we wanted to tell an uplifting story that would resonate with a young audience.