Autism Film Hopes to Make Impact in 2012

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Last year, we reported about an upcoming autism documentary from producer/director Richard Everts that involved a 40-day cross-country trip and 20 different autism families, speaking 5 different languages. At the time, producers of "The United States of Autism" were seeking funding for post-production expenses and marketing of the film. It now appears they are one step closer to getting it released.

Last week, it was announced that "The United States of Autism" was submitted to its first film festival (TriBeCa) in New York City. If selected, the film will be shown at TriBeCa in April (coinciding with Autism Awareness Month).

In following the progress of this project for about a year now, it’s evident that the entire production team, as well as the families involved in the film, have invested countless hours in ensuring their stories and voices are heard. Let’s rally behind these folks to make sure this film gets the distribution it deserves and has an impact in 2012. 

Check out the trailer below and be sure to Tweet, Share and +1 to help spread the word.

4 Responses to Autism Film Hopes to Make Impact in 2012

  1. SugeyCE says:

    Thanks for sharing the news! Appreciate all the support!

  2. aparna says:

    Beautiful and Kudos to the incredible efforts put. looking forward to the hope and positivity this one will spread :)

  3. catrina says:

    cant wait for this to come out…you have my support 100%

  4. Kathy says:

    This will be invalable to australian childre as well the sooner you get it here the better
    Yes I do know of a child with Austism

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