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The Limits of My World

A film about my brother Brian and making a life as an autistic person in a neurotypical society

Videos

Official Trailer for The Limits of My World

Overview

Genre
Biography, Personal Doc, Social Issues, and Society
Synopsis

"The Limits of My World" tells the story of a severely autistic young man, facing the challenges of entering into the adult world after his high school graduation. Because of state policy, Brian is forced out of the education system after his 21st birthday. Now officially an adult, Brian moves from his residential school to his new home.

The film is shot from the unique perspective of Brian's sister, frequently breaching the wall between subject and documentarian. The filmmaker explores Brian's new life alongside him, rejecting the societal convention that Brian must work and assimilate in order to be a productive member of society. The film, instead, seeks to understand Brian's personality beneath his disability. What does Brian want out of life? How does someone with a disability as severe as Brian's function in this world? What can he contribute to society? The documentary "Brian" attempts to answer these questions through the intimate lens of sibling relationship.

Stage
finished
Running time
70 minutes

Credits

  • Heather Cassano ... Director, DOP, Editor
  • Philip G Anderson ... Composer
  • Sean Dolan ... Assistant Editor
  • Ross Matthei ... Sound Mix
  • Heather Cassano ... Colorist
  • Dave Farah ... Sound design
  • Hannah Engelson ... Additional Camera & Sound

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Cassano Visuals LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2015 - 2017
Locations
Baltimore, Maryland

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Festivals
Independent Film Festival Boston, Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Venice Film Week, Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, Somerville International Film Festival, DocLAHOMA Film Festival
Awards
Best Feature Documentary (Somerville International Film Festival), Top Project Award (New England Graduate Media Symposium)
Distribution
Seeking distribution
Language
English

Photos

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