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Mr. Twister

DIRECTED BY CLAY WESTERVELT
5 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2013 / USA

Brian Tolley is a teen with autism who used to be withdrawn and nearly nonverbal. So much changed for him once he inadvertently discovered his own form of art therapy.

My Classic Life As An Artist

Directed by Doug Biklen & Zach Rossetti
21 min / documentary / 2004 / USA

Filled with humorous and poignant assessments of his life, this documentary explores the complexities of expression as autistic artist Larrry Bissonnette moves between speech, typing and painting.

My Little Brother From the Moon

Directed by Frederic Philibert
6 min / animation / 2008 / France

A young girl tries to understand why her little brother, who has autism, is not like the other children and gives her version of the facts.

One Fine Day

DIRECTED BY SIMA GONSAI
7 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2015 / UK

Travel through an imagined world in “One Fine Day”. This short dance film presents a collection of rhythmic and witty scenarios capturing the adventurous world of Freefall Dance Company.

Out of Our Minds

Directed by David Carlin
52 min / documentary / 2000 / Australia

The Australian theatre group Back to Back consists mainly of actors with learning difficulties. For some time now, Mark, Rita and Sonia have been making up the hard core of this unusual ensemble. In OUT OF OUR MINDS, filmmaker David Carlin follows them in their preparations for a new piece.

Ryan Matthews: Basically Me

DIRECTED BY LEN KAMERLING
9 1/2 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / USA

Ryan Matthews is an accomplished artist with Asperger’s Syndrome. Since childhood he has been perfecting the expression of his singular subject: TRAINS.

Spectrum: A Story of the Mind

PRODUCED BY JILL JONES & BRENT YONTZ
23 MIN / ANIMATION-DOC / 2015 / USA

Spectrum combines live action and animation to explore the inner sensory experience of autism. Spectrum reveals the underlying sensory differences that create an autistic perspective. The story is a series of character driven portraits beginning with Temple Grandin. Other characters include poet Tito Mukhopadhyay, artist Judy Endow, martial artist Nick Walker, and a group of young, energetic children.

Spectrum: Autism Animated

PRODUCED BY JILL JONES & BRENT YONTZ
6 MIN / ANIMATION-DOC / 2015 / USA

Spectrum combines live action and animation to explore the inner sensory experience of autism. Spectrum reveals the underlying sensory differences that create an autistic perspective. The story is a series of character driven portraits beginning with Temple Grandin. Other characters include artist Judy Endow.

The House

Directed by Vivienne Jones
9 min / animation & live action / 2003 / UK

The House tells the story of a group of women as they explore their own lives and memories through drawing and animations the director created from their artwork.

The Ups of Downs

Directed by Ali Palmer-Smith
10 min / documentary / 2002 / UK

Despite being born with Down syndrome, Danny lives life to the fullest. This short film shows how independent and informed a young man with Danny’s condition can be. The film gives a glimpse into a life to be proud of.