Uniquely Human - A Different Way of Seeing Autism (Animated Short, 4 minutes)

This animated short, made by critically acclaimed disabled Autistic Filmmaker and Actor - Sam Downie, is a fascinating way of looking into the world of Autism and Disability, by showing how we, as Autistic adults are described and treated by society.

*Please wear Headphone when watching online - for the full Immersive soundtrack.

The film has a new dynamic immersive Cinematic Soundtrack mixed in DOLBY Atmos. It also features animated VFX and a voiceover (Narrator) - which are used to create a dramatic storyline.

All performers in this film have Autism or are on the Neurodiverse Spectrum.

Sam Downie as a storyteller, tells bold stories that are told differently to inspire conversations. His films aims to ignite, transform and change the world.

Notes :

2021 : Film Re-Edited and a new Immersive Music Soundtrack mixed in DOLBY Atmos added. The online version here has a Binaural Soundtrack - please wear headphones. The Cinema version is Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround.

Summer 2020 : Shown online at two Disability conferences.

2020 : New shots and sequences added, shot during the 1st Lockdown in Bristol, UK during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Adding a new re-focus to this short film.

2019 : 1st Edit made in January 2019, and then Screened at amazing places and festivals in the UK.

  • Sam Downie
    Director
    Dawn Of The Dark Fox
  • Sam Downie
    Writer
  • Sam Downie
    Producer
    Dawn Of The Dark Fox
  • Tom Stubbs
    Producer
    Biggerhouse Film
  • Stephen Clarke
    Producer
    Biggerhouse Film
  • Alex Usborne
    Producer
    104 Films
  • Sam Downie
    Key Cast
    "Voiceover"
    Lots of Credits
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Animation, Storytelling, Disability, Autism, VFX, Short Film, Dolby Atmos, Immersive, Immersive Audio
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone and Sony Alpha Mirrorless
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Manchester Histories DigiFest 2020
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    September 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
    Sheffield
    United Kingdom
    June 7, 2019
    Shown in the "We Are Neurodiverse" screening and talk session
  • Encounters Film Festival
    Bristol
    United Kingdom
    September 25, 2019
    Official Selection (out of competition)
  • Considered for : BAFTA British Animation Short Film 2020
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 11, 2020
    BAFTA
    Considered for : British Animation Short Film 2020
  • ICA London
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 23, 2019
    London Premiere
    https://www.ica.art/learning/we-are-neurodiverse-screening
  • The Autism Show
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    June 29, 2019
    Official Selection
  • JUST EAT
    Bristol
    United Kingdom
    June 27, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Different Voices 3 : Life Magnified
    Bristol
    United Kingdom
    March 15, 2019
    UK Premier
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Sam Downie
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Sam Downie