ASL Film Since August Press Release

Press Release:

Bringing highly anticipated award winning Indie Film “Since August” to audiences worldwide this summer, a remarkable poetic drama told entirely in American Sign Language (ASL) with English subtitles and no spoken dialogue, is set to make its highly anticipated release on August 16th, 2023.

Written, produced, directed, and co-edited by the visionary filmmaker Diana Zuros, “Since August” boasts an exceptional cast led by the incredibly talented Sabina Akhmedova and Antoinette Abbamonte. Shot entirely on a DSLR camera, the film’s reliance on ASL as its primary means of communication not only highlights the beauty and expressive nature of sign language but also promotes inclusivity and diversity by featuring a deaf actress, Antoinette Abbamonte, in the role of Vedette. The amazing Polish composer Maciej Zielinski’s evocative score further enhances the emotional depth and resonance of the film, creating a truly immersive cinematic experience.

Haunted by her own demons, Elizabeth, portrayed by Sabina Akhmedova, finds herself drawn into the world of Vedette, a grieving older woman living across the street. Intrigued by Vedette’s deafness, Elizabeth immerses herself in learning ASL. Fueled by desperation to communicate, while struggling to reveal her darkest secret, Elizabeth’s interactions with Vedette go beyond her initial intentions, forging an unexpected bond between the two women.

“We are thrilled to bring ‘Since August’ to audiences worldwide,” said Diana Zuros, the film’s multi-talented creator. “This project has been a labor of love, and it serves as a testament to the profound emotional connections that can be forged through visual storytelling using the power of silence. We hope this film resonates with viewers, touching their hearts and inspiring them to embrace their own journeys of healing and redemption.”

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