Imagine watching a movie made by someone with autism, rather than about them.
See this perspective for the first time at Talking Pictures: Made by me not about me! This festival showcases short films made by those with autisim spectrum disorder. It’s an opportunity to draw interested people directly into their stories, rather than rely on others to tell the stories for them.
We often see media created about individuals with ASD. For many people their only cinematic reference is Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man. Even Claire Danes's brilliant portrayal of Temple Grandin in the biopic was still just that: a portrayal. Individuals with autism have found themselves the subject of countless documentaries and feature films rather than the creators and the mavericks calling the shots. Spectrum Productions and Geneva Center for Autism aim to change that.
November 26, 2017 | 4:30pm
THE REGENT THEATRE
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Spectrum Productions a non-profit has been facilitating the creative process with individuals with ASD since 2011 and has amassed an impressive library of films created by and with youth and young adults on the autism spectrum. After partnering in 2016 with industry leader, the Geneva center for Autism in the presentation of the inaugural Talking pictures event both parties are ready to come together again to bring more amazing creations from individuals with ASD to the big screen.
Spectrum productions helps young people with ASD develop their talent in media, animation, and film. See the exciting and inspiring work created by the latest group of up and coming film makers.
Proceeds from this exclusive film engagement will support programs for children, youth, and adults with ASD that offer opportunities to build skills and explore their talents.
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Put your name on it! Join the talking pictures production team by sponsoring this exclusive event. Your brand stamp will show support for the film and autism communities and provide future opportunities for individuals with ASD.
Geneva Centre for Autism provides services and supports to empower individuals with autism, and their families, to fully participate in their communities. Every year we help over 3,000 families, children, youth and adults develop skills and realize opportunities for successful community inclusion.
Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for CTV’s Canada AM, the 24 hour news source CTV’s News Channel and CP24. In 2011 he hosted In Short, a series of eight hour long show showcasing BravoFact’s best short films. His syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, The Richard Crouse Show, originates on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He is also the author of six books on pop culture history and writes weekly column for Metro newspaper.
Spectrum Productions supports and encourages the social and creative advancement of youth on the Autism Spectrum. They provide exposure to all aspects of film production by giving participants easy access to the tools, equipment and guidance needed to make personal and collaborative media projects.