Act Natural

Luca Fox
Genre: comedy drama

RØDE Gear Used:

NTG3
Boompole
Blimp
VideoMic Pro

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Act Natural, is a short film that seeks to exhibit the inner battle that occurs in people with high-functioning Autism as they engage in everyday conversation.


Luca Fox

Luca Fox

Writer
Director
Editor

Noah Jay

Lead Actor

Luca Fox

Producer
Writer
Director
Editor

Noah Jay

Lead Actor

Natalie Grube

Producer

The intend behind Act Natural since the very first seed of the idea, was to create a film that depicts a truthful representation of someone who has high functioning autism. Having grown up with a brother on the spectrum, I always found the standard portrayals in TV and Film, two dimensional, normally relegating them to some version of the ‘genius nerd’ role. I wanted to show in film what I’d seen my brother go through in social situations and capture his determinedness to connect with people.

I thought it extremely important that the main part wasn't an actor playing the role of someone with autism, it needed to be a person who has it in real life. After some mild pestering my brother agreed to be involved and delivered an amazing performance.

I hope this film allows people a window into what it’s like to have autism and on the flip side, show people on the spectrum that they’re not alone.

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