Emilio Insolera is an actor and producer known for Sign Gene (2017). He is profoundly deaf and comes from a large deaf family of native visual communicators. Insolera was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was raised in Italy.
Since an early age, Insolera lived abroad from Europe, South America to the US. Therefore he is conversant in Italian, Spanish, English, Italian Sign Language, American Sign Language and Argentine Sign Language.
During his five years stay in Japan partially for the production of the film about deaf superheroes, he learned Japanese and Japanese Sign Language.
Insolera wrote, directed and produced the long feature superhero film Sign Gene. The film, shot between Japan, the US and Italy, centres on deaf superheroes who have the ability to create superhuman powers through the use of sign language.
Interview with Emilio Insolera, the director and lead actor of the new film 'Sign Gene.' The thriller stars an international all-deaf and "coda" cast, who use different types of sign languages from different countries, and Insolera discusses the ways 'Sign Gene' and sign language can both entertain and educate. (Published on 5 May 2009)