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Boys Don't Wear Dresses

A modern day fairytale about the struggles of being an autistic transgender individual exploring friendship and love. A truly inclusive film experience created by and starring autistic, neuro-divergent, LGBTQ, and multi-ethnic artists collaborating with entertainment professionals. This story is inspired by the true life experiences of an autistic transgender individual who co-wrote, co-produced and appears in the film.
Produced by Spectrum Laboratory a non profit that creates original works of film, music and animation with autistic and neuro-divergent artists.

  • Jason Weissbrod
    Fuzzy Connections, Curious, Dance Club: The Movie
  • Jason Weissbrod
  • Aloni Schorin
  • Jason Weissbrod
    The Buzz in Ben, Kharma Bums, Use Your Imagination, Crime in a Box, Fuzzy Connections,
  • Lexi Sloan
    Use Your Imagination
  • Aloni Schorin
  • Carol Kane
    Key Cast
    Taxi, Princess Bride, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Scrooged
  • Tom Kenny
    Key Cast
    "Professor Block"
    SpongeBob SquarePants, Mr. Show, Adventure Time,
  • Alexandra Billings
    Key Cast
    Transparent, How to Get Away With Murder, Goliath,
  • Spencer Harte
    Key Cast
    Atypical, Parenthood, Use Your Imagination
  • Brandon Rodriguez
    Key Cast
    "Alon/ Aloni"
  • Liv Brazill
    Key Cast
    "Jake Greenfield"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Coming of Age, Comedy, LGBTQ, Inclusion
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 30 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini (Digital)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Film Only Film Festival

    Alternate Abilities Winner
  • Moving Parts Film Festival

    Best Screenplay
  • Marvels of Media Award

    Narrative Short Award/ Honorable Mention
  • Wicked Queer

    Best in Show
  • QFlix

    Audience Award
  • Paris Film Festival

    Best LGBQT+ Film
Director Biography - Jason Weissbrod

Jason Weissbrod got his BA in directing and acting in film and theatre at CSULB. He has been working as an actor and filmmaker in Hollywood for the past 20 years.
Five years ago, he started a non-profit called Spectrum Laboratory that teaches autistic and neuro-divergent artists how to create their own original works of film, music and animation. (

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Director Statement

Jason Weissbrod is the Founder & CEO of Spectrum Laboratory, a non-profit that creates original works of film, music and animation with autistic and neuro-divergent artists. (
Jason co-wrote this film with Aloni Schorin, a transgender autistic individual, through a mentorship program at Spectrum Laboratory. Aloni wanted her story to be heard and Jason helped guide her through the process of creating this unique film from script to screen! Jason, by Aloni's request, came on as director and producer, and helped Aloni make her dream come true.
Jason hired many autistic, neuro-divergent, and LGBTQ artists to work on the film, on and off camera. This film is truly an inclusive project and Jason hopes this film inspires and helps many who are struggling with their identity to find their voice and community.