Closed Captions for Daffodils


1 Mar 2019

Daffodils, our bittersweet love story told with beautiful re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs will be able to be enjoyed in cinemas by the hearing impaired alongside their hearing friends.

In a first for a New Zealand film, Daffodils distributor, Transmission Films, have included closed captions on all digital prints.

Closed captions are a text version of the spoken words in a movie, and description of any auditory cues such as ringing doorbells or explosive sound effects. In some cinemas, captions are projected onto the main cinema screen in special screenings for the hearing impaired, while in others the captions can be viewed via a personal device that attaches to the seat’s cupholder.


Ellie Southen