«SWING! The Life of a Secret» is a fresh, dynamic film with a plot full of twists. It was designed to be the first inclusive feature film from the start, from script-writing to distribution.
WHAT IS THE ACCESSIBILITY REPORT?
The Accessibility Report is an interactive manual. It is divided into ten sections, which contain the different phases of the creative process of this film. Its aim is to capture the essence of each department of the project through videos, photographs and the testimonies of its main team, allowing the professionals in accessibility to know firsthand the most important data they will have to take into account in the audio description and the enriched subtitling.
An eye-opening anecdote
People are usually motivated by personal experience as a catalyst for universal change. Miguel Ángel Font Bisier admits he is not an agent of change who has personally been affected by any disability either through family members or his social bubble.
No, his defining moment was a result of a meeting with a deaf attendee at a film festival in San Diego 10 years ago. Admittedly, due to budget constraints and not thinking it would be selected for festival content, he had decided to shoot the film more as video art, abundant with visuals, few sound effects and complimenting music.
An unconscious bias exists towards the deaf, blind and disabled community among cinema enthusiasts.
How many of us have gone to the cinema to watch a film that included subtitles for audience members who were hearing impaired? Were you annoyed with the whispers of their companions trying to explain what was happening throughout the film? Further, have you ever seen a visually impaired person at the cinema? Personally, I have not.