Handicapable

A personal glimpse into the lives of three amputees that highlights both their difficulties and inspiring overcomings. It features a war veteran and Paralympic gold medalist, a meningitis survivor and advocate who had her legs and fingers amputated, and a college freshman born without his left arm who plans to become the first disabled baseball player to play for The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Ty Wilson
    Director
    Meet Your Maker
  • Ty Wilson
    Producer
    Meet Your Maker
  • Jamie Schanbaum
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Tobias
    Key Cast
  • Jen Lee
    Key Cast
  • Kase Dunnigan
    Editor
  • Ty Wilson
    Editor
    Meet Your Maker
  • Jason Head
    Director of Photography
    Meet Your Maker
  • Dawn Tauriac
    Lighting
    Meet Your Maker
  • Vikrant Muthusamy
    Sound Recording/ Music Composer
    Meet Your Maker
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    May 12, 2016
    Class Showcase
    Best Student Documentary
Director Biography - Ty Wilson

Director Ty Wilson is an emerging director based in Austin, Texas. He was awarded the Rising Star Award for the 2016 Attic Film Fest in Austin, Texas and been featured in 2016 The University of Texas Best in Film Showcase. Ty's award-winning short films have played at The Alamo Drafthouse, The University of Texas, public libraries and non-profit organizations across Texas. His unique stories define inspiration, hope and spirituality.

Tyʼs focus in his work is incorporating uplifting and spirituality encouraging themes with real-life narratives. To that end, his collegiate film work has featured shorts that fused biblical stories with contemporary settings, a comic-book style short about a guardian angel and a short portrayal of the 2015 Oregon community college shooting called MEET YOUR MAKER.

Ty recently helped director Micah Barber in the production of INTO THE WHO KNOWS (2015) and assisted in the production of the television show X-FACTOR (2013). Ty recently graduated from the University of Texas Radio-Television-Film Department in 2016, and concluded his college career with his newest project called HANDICAPABLE, a short documentary about three amputees who defied the odds to become a local hero, an Olympic gold medalist and an advocate who fights for the lives of others.

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Director Statement

Since the moment I began making films, I have had only one goal. I want to inspire people. I believe that in today's world, there are so many stories and situations that fail to uplift humanity. If my work contributes in the encouragement, consolation or enrichment of just one person, then I have done my job. Film needs more stories that do just that, give people hope.