About the Film
Signing Singles is a short subject, dark comedy about two young singles ready to mingle. Alex (Orlando Goncalves) and Jade (Caroline Moyer) meet through an online dating service for Deaf singles.
The film focuses on their first date. This quickly turns into a date from hell when we realize that neither Alex or Jade really are who they claimed to be online!
As you might imagine, the film is almost entirely in American Sign Language. Don’t worry, there will be subtitles for the Signing-Impaired. We believe the film will serve as great exposure for ASL, a method of communication severely underrepresented in mainstream entertainment.
Written and Directed by Daniel Keenan, the film is being shot in a beautiful black and white, High Definition format. Although the script does feature some adult themes, all of the content would be acceptable in a PG-13 film.
About the Cast & CrewOrlando Goncalves: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Orlando has been signing his entire life. At 23 years old, Orlando has performed amazingly in his first-ever acting part, assuming the role of Alex, a successful but narcissistic financial adviser.
Caroline Moyer: As a current graduate student at Gallaudet University, Caroline is pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work. Caroline plays the character of Jade, a young woman who uses her innocent appearance to mask her ulterior motives.
James Stribling (Director of Photography): As a current student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, James brings a creative eye to the beautiful black and white photography of Signing Singles.
How You Can HelpThe movie is almost complete, but as of now, we cannot afford to finish it. By reaching our funding goal, we will be able to afford our production costs (facility rentals / equipment) and enter the film in festivals across the country!
Other Ways You Can Help
We understand that you may not be able to contribute financially, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help!Please help us by getting the word out! Tell your friends, family, social networks all about our awesome film. With your help, we can make this one-of-a-kind project a reality.