Deaf man directs silent movie

Filming took place in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture for two days in August. The director of the silent movie titled "The Ant And The Katydid" is Nobuhiro Odate, a Deaf man.

He won the best award for his work titled "Uro" (go by taking a roundabout way) at the 2006 Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival.

The hero of the movie is about a deaf businessman who gets depressed bottom of despair. All the casters are Deaf.

Odate says, "I am trying to make the movie enjoyable for everyone, Deaf and hearing".

His filming at the location is on the following videos. (Japanese version)
http://www.ueda.ne.jp/movie/f200908/mm0820-2.html
(Ueda Cable Vision Corporation)

1 comment:

RLM said...

Deaf Japan News,

Many thanks for sharing this very exciting news with us.

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