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Project of the Day: 'HeartChild' Follows the Family of an Autistic Child

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 17, 2012 at 12:10PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"HeartChild"

Tweetable Logline:

HeartChild is the remarkable story of Crys Worley, a young mother who advocates for her autistic child while struggling with her own health 
 
Elevator Pitch:
 
"Heart Child" is a documentary film about twenty-nine year old Crys Worley, who is the mother of a nine year old autistic child, Sasha. It is a remarkable story about a mother's struggles, not only with her own health, but the well being of her son. Committing to Sasha that she will never give up on him and inspired by the challenges parents of autistic children face, she started a non-profit organization, called A.Skate - Autism. Skating with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education. This film documents her extraordinary journey.
 
Production Team:
 
Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Ben Duffy
Editor/Cinematographer: Mike Sassano

About the Production:

"I've been around autism, literally my whole life, and my ADHD and behavioral issues were so ridiculous when I was younger, that I have always been able to relate to not being in control of yourself. My mom was an occupational therapist. She helped me to understand that autism is a gift to the world, because it helps people to accept unique perspectives, and being very different myself, that helped me to understand and appreciate who I was. I feel forever indebted to autism and skateboarding, so deciding to make this film was really a no brainer for me." -- Ben Duffy

Current Status:

Post-production.

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Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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