With the launch of this month’s critically acclaimed autism documentary,
"Wretches and Jabberers," another autism film that has
yet-to-be-released is quietly creating a buzz online and in the blogosphere.
"The United States of Autism" is a documentary from director Richard Everts that involves a quest across America in just 40 days involving 11,000 miles and 20 families speaking 5 different languages. With the help of the Pepsi Refresh Project and a $50,000 grant, Everts and a small production team ventured out to seek answers to questions for not only himself and his son with autism, but for other families dealing with similar challenges as well.
The film weaves a broad and compelling tapestry across all faiths, disparities, colors and cultures. What is learned along with way has changed not only the life of Everts, but the families he came across as well.
Currently in post-production, "The United States of Autism" is in need of additional funding for its marketing, distribution and release. Online donations are being accepted and every pledge over a certain amount receives a gift based on that amount. If Everts and his team exceed their goal of $10,000 by May 6, the project will be funded.
It would be a shame if the distribution and release of this film were to be held up or scrapped altogether due to lack of funding. Pledges as small as $1.00 are being accepted at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1159849552/united-states-of-autism-movie-post-production . If the goal is not reached, those who made pledges will not be charged.
As of today, 7% of the film’s fundraising goal has been met, with 22 days remaining.