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
GOOBER: AN AUTISTIC COMEDY FUN FACT The ABC commissioned an Autistic comedy. FUN FACT It was first broadcast in 2016 via the ABC’S I-View catch up platform. FUN FACT I didn’t watch it until today. FUN FACT I should have stumbled across this delightful show sooner. So what’s the show that’s got me all excited?… Continue reading GOOBER: AN AUTISTIC COMEDY
I’M AN AUTISTIC CELEBRITY – GET ME OUT OF HERE What do the following have in common? The Chase a game show currently airing on the Seven Network Springbrook National Park, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia And Anne Hegerty? Answer - Anne Hegerty is currently appearing in the reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me… Continue reading I’M AN AUTISTIC CELEBRITY – GET ME OUT OF HERE!!