Supporting Autism Awareness in Women
Sticky Tape Productions present an edgy, dramatic short film about a young woman on the autistic spectrum who struggles with all around her until the kindness of one person changes her life.
A few stills from our trailer ...
Have a look at our beautiful storyboading done by the talented Matt Kavanagh
Most autistic women are not diagnosed properly.
Autism in women is often either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to the differences in how female traits present themselves compared to males with the same condition. Because women on the spectrum usually don't initially appear as drastically different, they are expected to behave the same as neurotypicals, only they can't. They are not the same, and yet not different enough ... They are, Mildly Different.
If only they knew what it was like.
Mildly Different is a cinematic and artistically edgy narrative. We want to tell the story of a young woman who has been struggling since she was a child due to being misdiagnosed with other conditions that never fit and did not provide the explanations nor support she needed. Unfortunately, that is often the case for autistic females.
With our film, Mildly Different, we want to raise awareness of a problem with support resources that has been swept under the rug and perhaps shed light on what autism in women looks and feels like, in attempt to bring in understanding, acknowledgement, and hopefully more support for the condition in women.
What will it look like?
A live-action narrative with an edge
Vision/filming style: Artistic/Cinematic. Voiceovers to explain thinking, shadows and lights to create her environment, electronic/moody music and sound effects to convey experience, etc. During the beginning of the film, tones will be darker and shadows more prevalent. As the character’s life brightens, the colour scheme will inverse with brighter tones, eliminating the shadows.
We plan to use VFX and SFX to make the lights LOUD and the sounds MOVE, etc. -- synesthesia. The film will have a fantasy/sci-fi feel to it. We want to really bring you into her experience.
How can you contribute?
Join us in showing others what high-functioning autism in women looks and feels like
What you can do:
Contribute to our Mildly Different funding campaign HERE
Share our campaign with others
Sign up to our email list (bottom of page)
Research autism in women and share your findings with others
Additional resources that would help:
Sponsorship by your company or organisation
Film equipment or vouchers
Location -- let us film in your home/office/etc. (Ireland only)
MILDLY DIFFERENT UPDATES:
BUMBLE FEMALE FILM FORCE TOP 30
Our pitch for Mildly Different made it to the TOP 30 out of 1300 submissions!