Portland, Oregon, US, October 14, 2014 – Autism affects over 2 million people in the United States and tens of millions around the world, and one filmmaker is taking the first lifetime look at an Autism diagnosis with his new documentary film series 7 ON THE SPECTRUM. Director Geoff Todd, his own son experiences severe Autism, will detail the lives and routines of seven children, each 7 years of age, on the Autism Spectrum. Todd is following in the footsteps of Michael Apted’s UP series by making a new entry in the series every seven years with the same children, following them into adulthood.
“When my son first received his diagnosis, it was crushing,” said Todd. “I learned quickly that when you walk hand in hand with Autism, instead of fighting it, new opportunities present themselves, life becomes more manageable. You can have an amazing life when a child has Autism, it’s just a different life, and that’s what I want to celebrate with this film series.” Todd promises a film series free of politics or the hot button issues that color most films about Autism. “This is about one thing. ” he said. “This is about life itself for seven kids who experience Autism and their families.”
Speaking at the launch for the Crowdfunding campaign, Todd commented on the need for this type of project. “Despite millions of people around the world waking up each day with an Autism diagnosis, society still has a very narrow view when it comes to the spectrum. Autism impacts each person in a unique way, and we want to highlight that diversity in our Autism community. The best way to do that is to show a lifetime with the diagnosis.”
7 ON THE SPECTRUM is currently crowdfunding on IndieGoGo. Learn more about the film at www.autism-movie.com.
About the Series
7 ON THE SPECTRUM (2015) 7 amazing kids each diagnosed with Autism. 7 incredible families. 7 lifetimes that will change the world.
View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxIAIlLsY3k
You can find the film on Twitter at @TheAutismMovie
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Company Name: OnePerfectShot
Contact Person: Geoff Todd
Country: United States