This trailer is to get this new comedy series about an autistic family on TV. (Source: Normal People Explain Things to Me trailer | Indiegogo)
Story … This is to raise money for a trailer for the new comedy series, Normal People Explain Things to Me, a sitcom about an autistic family. This will be the first show on television written from an autistic point of view, and this trailer is to be a proof of concept for network execs. As an autistic actor and writer, I got tired of seeing autistic characters that were one-dimensional and had no inner life. This show is going to be a very funny show that shows autistic people in their full humanity.
Help us get our show onto television! Normal People Explain Things to Me is a comedy series about an autistic family written from an autistic point of view. TV shows today with autistic characters are written by neurotypical people and don’t represent autistic people the way they actually are in their variety, and certainly they never portray autistic people from their point of view.
I am an autistic actress and writer with 20 years’ experience in the industry. I created this show because I could not relate to the autistic characters I was seeing on television nor did they resemble autistic people I knew, such as the ones in my family. I aim to show the world the humanity of autistic people and create a very funny show that anyone of any neurotype can enjoy. This will be the first show written from the autistic point of view on television. My goal is to get this onto a streaming network or premium cable channel.
To this end, I’m shooting a trailer next month as a proof of concept to network executives and to also attract a producing partner. And this costs MONEY. I’m asking for $10,000 but ANYTHING you donate will go to defray production costs, such as equipment rental, catering (I have lots of hungry actors and crew to feed), and post-production. I have so many people who are donating their time and talent to this project. I would love to be able to pay them. But whether or not we reach the full amount I am trying to raise, we will shoot this trailer beginning on March 9. This trailer will be posted on YouTube and Facebook for public perusal. Like Normal People Explain Things to Me on Facebook!
The crew is already assembled and we have already started pre-production. We start casting on February 9. I have produced a number of things successfully, but this is my largest project yet. One thing I have always been good at is surmounting obstacles. My director, Jamila Brown, is also an experienced director whom I’ve worked with before. I am so excited to work with her again.
In the video above, my director, Jamila Brown, and I, discuss the project.
Thanks for your help!
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