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Cast and crew of 'CODA' show how they ensured every sign was right

Coda Dasl
Coda Dasl (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has debuted "What is a DASL," a new behind-the-scenes video from "CODA."
  • The Sundance award-winning film is streaming now on Apple TV+.

Apple TV+ has released a new behind-the-scenes video from "CODA" to its official YouTube channel.

The new video, titled 'What is a DASL,' features the cast and crew talking about how two Directors of Artistic Sign Language worked to reinterpret the film's script from English into ASL.

The script for CODA had to be reinterpreted from English into ASL. See how the Directors of Artistic Sign Language worked with CODA's creators to make sure every sign was right. Watch CODA, now streaming on Apple TV+.

The film, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and took home four awards, is now streaming on Apple TV+. 'CODA' tells the story of Ruby, the "sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults."

Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family's struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school's choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

If you haven't seen the trailer for the new film, check it out below:

'CODA' is streaming now on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy the film in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best Apple TV in 2021.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.