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Can you make it to the end? #AutismTMI

Can you make it to the end? #AutismTMI

The National Autistic Society has teamed up with Don’t Panic London to create ‘Can you
make it to the end?’, a film to launch their new campaign, “Too Much Information”.

‘Can you make it to the end?’ is a film that puts the viewer into the shoes of a small boy living with autism and lets them experience the world through his eyes during one visit to a seemingly ordinary shopping centre.

Developed in collaboration with the autistic community and designed to give viewers a greater understanding of what autism looks and feels like, the film aims to bridge the gap between the number of people who’ve heard of autism and the number of people who really understand what it is and what it can feel like for some people.

To achieve this, the film focuses on a key issue for many autistic people; sensory sensitivity.

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“Most ‘neurotypical’ people have a filter between themselves and the world, one that allows them to choose which sounds to listen to or which visual stimuli to focus on,” says Richard Beer, Creative Director of Don’t Panic.

“It’s how you can have a coherent conversation with someone in a room full of loud music, clinking glasses and people talking over each other. Many autistic people lack this filter: their senses can be overwhelmed by the number, volume and intensity of the tactile, visual and auditory stimuli around them. Even a seemingly innocuous situation can contain Too Much Information. We wanted to challenge viewers to experience 90 seconds in a familiar location like they’d never experienced before. And, perhaps, understand a little better what it’s like to have this sensory sensitivity next time they see someone struggling to cope.”

The film stars autistic actor Alex Marshall and is directed by Joshua Trigg and produced by Great Guns.

Please watch and share this video with the hashtag #AutismTMI to encourage people to find out more:

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1 Comment

  • Honest Mum April 6, 2016 6:17 pm

    What a moving film, to live through the eyes of someone with Autism, thank you for raising awareness on this Mirka x

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