‘Bumblebees’ wins The Disability Film Challenge – w/video

ATLANTA — A short film that features a 19-year-old with autism as its lead actor won ‘best film’ at the The Disability Film Challenge, a national competition wherein competitors where only given 48 hours to shoot and edit their own films. The challenge’s winner, ‘Bumblebees’, is a three-and-a-half minute film that stars Vance Kanell, and […]

Film Review – I love the Minions and loved this movie

Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. I love the Minions and loved this movie. They even made me my very own minion.Bob is adorable.They […]

‘Behind the Glass Wall’ Catches Autism on Film

Mumbai, India — Award-winning filmmaker Arunaraje Patil captured the world of children with autism on an 80-minute documentary film entitled “Behind the Glass Wall”. Originally conceptualized as a short film to be produced for a charity that provides workshops for children on the autism spectrum, “Behind the Glass Wall” was born after Patil observed during […]

Short Film Documentary – WIZARD MODE

Canada – WIZARD MODE is an exciting short documentary film that shares with the world the story of Robert Gagno, a young man with autism who is ranked as the fourth best pinball player in the world. Released earlier this year, SALAZAR, the producers of the film, hope that WIZARD MODE will soon become a full length […]

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Eye-opening POV Autism Documentary airs on PBS

On July 29, 2013, PBS premiered the documentary Neurotypical. Neurotypical is a documentary from the viewpoint of autistic individuals that explores their daily lives, thoughts and feelings, as well as their opinion on the normal, or “neurotypical,” world. The film is rare, as it is not only poignant and revealing, but also remarkable and sometimes […]

Documentary Chronicles Autistic Child’s Breakthrough

“I am real.” These are the first words communicated by a 10-year old non-verbal autistic boy whose journey is documented in the HBO movie “A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism”. The movie follows the story of Keli Thorsteinsson. Doctors told his mother, Margret Ericsdottir, that he had the mental capacity of a two-year old. […]

Press Release – New Doc Film “Lifehouse” Challenges Our Views of the Developmentally Disabled in Our Communities

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new documentary film, “Lifehouse,” tackles the difficult questions of what it means to have a developmental disability, challenging prevailing myths and preconceptions about this poorly understood population living in our communities. Through their own words, experiences and romantic relationships, the film captures the dreams, frustrations and joys […]

Keep the Change – a film short that explores autism

KEEP THE CHANGE is an exciting film short from the filmmakers at Tangerine Entertainment. The film was written and directed by Rachel Israel, and has won the Columbia University Film Festival’s Focus Features Best Film Award, the Alumni Award, and the Arthur J. Harris Memorial Prize. The fifteen minute film short revolves around two main […]

Film documentary ‘Do it Differently’ – Dads talk about autism

Fan Blade films present Do it Differently –  A film by director Scott Phillips, that explores the complex emotions, thoughts and feelings of four fathers, Mike Whitty, Damian Gobel, Jonathon Ayers and Mike Guido who care for a child on the autistic spectrum. Scott writes on his YouTube page about the film: Please share this […]

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Film documentary – The R-Word w/video

The R-Word – Amanda Lukoff is a filmmaker based in Washington, D.C., her older sister,  Gabrielle, has Down syndrome. Together with her husband Danny Egan, Amanda decided to make the film documentary, The R-Word, in order to find out about the history and the implications of using the word ‘retarded.’ Amanda told The Mighty. “We […]