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UNIQUELY HUMAN - a Short Film about Autism, Neurodiversity and being Unique

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Uniquely Human - A Different Way of Seeing Autism

This animated short, made by a disabled critically acclaimed Autistic Filmmaker and Actor, is a fascinating way of looking into the world of Autism and Disability, by showing how we are described and treated by society. The film uses Animated VFX, a Voiceover (Narrator) and a dynamic Cinematic Soundtrack which are used to create a dramatic storyline. All performers in this film have Autism or are on the Neurodiverse Spectrum.

*Please put on your Headphones when watching online, to get a more fuller soundtrack*

For Cinema screenings, the sound is mixed in DOLBY ATMOS

I’m proud to announce my short film was also selected by the British Council and added to their Film archive in late 2019.

Considered in 2020 for the BAFTA British Animated Short Film Award

After the screening at the Encounters Film Festival 2019 in Bristol, I got approached by BAFTA members attending the festival to submit my film to BAFTA.  My short film was considered and put on the long-list for the 2020 awards, but.. sadly wasn’t selected.

However, I am proud that I was considered & recognised as a Neurodivergent Disabled Filmmaker by BAFTA.

Let’s make a change in 2021 so that more Disabled filmmakers are given the recognition, as creatives & storytellers.

Film Funding :

In January 2019, 104 Films (Sheffield) & Biggerhouse Film (Bristol) commissioned a short film project to explore the possibility of making a short film, to give a general audience a small window into the condition of Autism, and Neurodiversity.

This film and project had funding from ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

Screenings in 2020 of “Uniquely Human” :
  • 4th June, 2020 – Manchester Histories Festival 2020 “Celebrating Alf’s Act, 50 Years of Disabled People’s Rights” and Manchester Histories Celebration Day. To watch the screenings, see behind the scenes photos and to explore all the digital content produced for the festival – please click here.

Read the event programme here : https://issuu.com/manchesterhistories/docs/manchester_histories_digifest_2020_celebrating_alf

Read the follow-up Blog here : https://mcphh.org/2020/10/20/digifest-2020-disabled-peoples-rights-and-histories-an-update/

Screenings in 2019 of “Uniquely Human” :