A NEW TV SHOW ABOUT AUTISM IS COMING-BUT JUST HOW INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS ARE WE? OPINION PIECE This week I read an online article that screamed good news from the TV industry. What could it be I wondered and hastily clicked onto the article. It said in the 300-word piece that Jason Katims had… Continue reading A NEW TV SHOW ABOUT AUTISM IS COMING-BUT JUST HOW INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS ARE WE?
Autism and Disability Representation On Screen- We Can Do Better Last week I wrote an article which got published on the ABC’s Perth news website, the article was about the lack disability representation on screen in regard to Autism representation and how we as Autistics are portrayed on screen. Here is the un-edited version of… Continue reading Autism and Disability Representation On Screen – We Can Do Better
Autism and Disability On TV - Beyond The Stereotype OPINION PIECE Australian society seems to be afraid of telling stories about people with disabilities that show the truth of what it really is: difficult, challenging, exhausting and sometimes painful. Authentic representation matters and when creators, writers and the TV networks get these stories wrong, it… Continue reading Autism and Disability on TV – Beyond the Stereotype
Rain Man and Savant Syndrome Fun Fact – Rain Man is a 1988 American comedy-drama road movie directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive, selfish young wheeler-dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all his… Continue reading Rain Man and Savant Syndrome
Disability and Soap Opera's I want you to think about something. I want you to try and remember the last time you watched a disabled actor in a soap opera (or continuing drama) as some people have named it. Can you remember that time? In soap opera’s representation of any character with a disability is… Continue reading Disability and Soap Opera’s
Introductory Filmmaking Diversity Workshop Fun Fact It takes 29 Mins to reach Perth Underground Station Fun Fact it takes a further 3 Mins to reach Claisebrook station Fun Fact it takes a further 5 mins to walk from Claisebrook station to Fielder Street and the ABC Perth building. Fun Fact Screen West are also inside… Continue reading Introductory Filmmaking Diversity Workshop