TALK TO THE HAND is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. It has also been recognized as an Audience Favorite. View more Semifinalist films at GE FOCUS FORWARD FILMS.
There are three main drawbacks of the traditional prosthetic: low functionality, low controllability and low cosmesis. When Marco Controzzi and Christian Cipriani developed ‘Azzurra’, a fully functional bionic hand which can be controlled by the human mind, they achieved more than a revolution in prosthetics. Thanks to a bionic interface, not only can an amputee ‘talk’ to a bionic hand, which responds as if it were their own, but the hand ‘talks’ back, offering both tactile sensation and a dialogue with human evolution.
Director: Antonio Bencini Farina
DOP: Francesco Scazzosi
Field Sound Recordist: Nicola Vitali
Voice over and script consultancy: David Brooks Miller
Sound Mix: Richard Lewis
Color: Vic Parker
Pier Paolo Petruzziello