This short animated film is based on a poem of the same name by Deaf poet Raymond Luczak. Both the film and the original poem explore the poet's own story of frustration and resilience: the struggle of a Deaf gay man to find love in the Hearing community. Without any sort of spoken word, the film's only use of language is in American Sign Language, left untranslated.
|Sign Language poet: Raymond Luczak
|Directed & animated by Brooke Griffin Written & Signed by Raymond Luczak Original music by Benjamin Woo Produced by Harvard University Department of Visual & Environmental Studies Advised by Ruth Lingford
|Length: 3 minutes, 58 seconds
Format: H.264 digital video
Audio: 48 kHz
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Media: tea leaves, pen drawing, watercolor paint, 2D digital animation, 3D digital, and video