August 04, 2015 – Los Angeles CA — Mariposa Creativity presents No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie. Director Troy Kotsur’s empathic, beautifully executed and landmark debut feature is available to download on iTunes, Amazon Video and all VOD platforms. On August 18 the DVD will be released on Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, etc. Starring Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin (“Children of a Lesser God,”) and in an extraordinary, revelatory performance, John Maucere as SuperDeafy, “No Ordinary Hero” is a cinematic landmark: it marks the first time in movie history that a SAG commercial feature film is being executive produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director.
No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie (2013 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Narrative Feature & World Premiere) tells the story of Tony Kane (John Maucere) who plays a superhero on TV, but in real life is just another guy who happens to be deaf, with hopes and dreams that always seem to elude him. Eight-year-old Jacob Lang (Zane Hencker), also deaf, is having a hard time in school, where he is torn between what his father thinks is “normal” and an education using sign language promoted by his mother. When Tony and Jacob’s paths cross, they inspire belief in each other and in themselves. And when Tony meets Jacob’s teacher, Jenny, (Michelle Nunes), a romance blossoms that suddenly makes Tony feel like he can do anything… even things he never dreamed were possible. In No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie, we meet the man behind the superhero — the man for whom everything has always felt just a little bit out of reach. But that’s all about to change.
This film is Dove Foundation Approved for Families and Kids.
Visit the film’s official website to learn more and pre-order the film!