Friday, 20 July 2012
Sam Fleishner submitted a post to Autisable through our main page. He shares that he's a director of films and music videos. Here's what he wrote:
" In November 2009, I read an article about a 13 year-old boy with Autism who ran away from home, riding the NYC subway for 11 days. The story captivated me and a year later I reached out to meet the family in hopes of learning more about their experience. With their help, I spent the next two years developing the screenplay, STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS, the adventure of an outsider kid looking for his place, and trying to survive a system that wasn’t designed for him. I am reaching out to the Autism community for support and collaboration. As a film that will illuminate the multi-faceted nature of Autism in a positive light, I hope to engage individuals and organizations that work to spread awareness and raise funds for research. Check out our kickstarter page to share with friends, and help support this project! If you have any questions it, send me an email at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samfleischner/stand-clear-of-the-closing-doors-1"
Well, I contacted the production team of the group creating this film. Their heart is to make sure that they convey the story correctly and with respect to those with Autism.
After watching their promotional film (as seen here and also on their kickstarter page) I thought that this is a film worth contributing to.
They have until July 26th to make their goal. Will you contribute?