Private Project

Epidemic of Knowledge

"Autism is not contagious. Acceptance is."

Today 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism, most of those are boys. It is said we are now living in an Autism Epidemic. If you had not one, but two daughters diagnosed with Autism, would you want to know why? What if when you found the answer it was closer to home than you ever imagined? Are we living in a epidemic of Autism or an Epidemic of knowledge?

  • Olley Edwards
  • Olley Edwards
  • Clive Elkington
  • Clive Elkington
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    social issues, health
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • San Francisco Film Awards
    San Francisco
    June 8, 2015
    San Francisco Premiere
    Winner Disability Issues Documentary
  • Indie fest Film Awards
    California USA
    May 18, 2015
    California Premiere
    Award of Merit Disabilty issues
  • Florida Movie Festival
    Florida USA
    April 18, 2015
    World Premiere
    Finalist Women's documentary shorts
  • International Peace and Film Festival Orlando Fl USA
    International Peace and Film festival Orlando Fl USA
    November 12, 2015
  • Cannes Short Film Corner
    Festival De Cannes
    May 13, 2015
    European Premiere
  • World Humanitarian Awards
    September 16, 2015
    Indonesian Premiere
    Winner silver World Humanitarian award
  • Autism awareness and gender equality in Morroco
    Casablanca Morocco
    February 18, 2016
    African Premiere
Director Biography - Olley Edwards

Olley campaigns for the rights and acceptance of females on the Autistic spectrum in talks, books and media. Olley works on a minimal budget but aims for maximum affect.

Olley's book was made on a £60 budget, her 1st written fictional film on £150 and this non fiction, real life documentary on only £250.

Olley is a member of Raindance film London and has had no film school degrees but feels that is a story is needed it will be helpful for others to see and will be worth the hardwork and autopilot learning curves it brings.

Olley has had a life long interest in theatre, TV, film and media and has found being able to galvanize this interest into meaningful awareness and acceptance for others a real honor. In an age of diversity empowerment Olley is proud to be an Autistic, female film director!

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