It.s the first feature from New Zealand producers Ronel Schodt, managing director of Shotz Productions, and Brent Macpherson, director/producer of Stretch Productions, through their Stretch Motion Pictures.
In an unusual twist, the female protagonist is fluent in sign language, and Macpherson is a Deaf director.
The plot revolves around Valerie Crowther (yet to be cast), a Scotland Yard detective whose mother was Deaf. Valerie is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at London.s Wandsworth University, a learning institution for the Deaf.
Sorbo will play Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Bennett, who is her ex-husband, meaning they have a difficult working relationship. Valerie's arrival at Wandsworth University coincides with the death of a student from a deadly flu virus as the government closes the borders to prevent the entry of