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.
supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland
Behind the Scenes
A few behind the scenes stills from our set ...
Have a look at our beautiful storyboading done by the talented Matt Kavanagh
Trailer for Mildly Different
We had a great time filming this trailer with DOP Barry Fahy! Christina is played by IFTA nominated, autistic, Irish actor Jordanne Jones.
Trailer created by Anna Czarska
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.
We conducted a study for those on the spectrum last year, you can read the results HERE
If only they knew what it was like.
Mildly Different is a cinematic and artistically edgy narrative. We 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 it looks 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.
We use VFX and SFX to make the lights LOUD and the sounds MOVE, etc. -- synesthesia. The film has a slight 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 autism in women looks and feels like
MILDLY DIFFERENT UPDATES:
BUMBLE FEMALE FILM FORCE TOP 30
Our pitch for Mildly Different made it to the TOP 30 out of 1300 submissions!