Mildly Different

is creating A Film about Autism in Women

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Sticky Tape Productions present an edgy, dramatic short film about a young woman on the autistic spectrum who struggles with all around her until the kindness of one person changes her life

Most autistic women are not diagnosed properly.

Autism in women is often either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to the differences in how female traits present themselves compared to males with the same condition. Because women on the spectrum usually don't initially appear as drastically different, they are expected to behave the same as neurotypicals, only they can't. They are not the same, and yet not different enough ... They are, Mildly Different.

We conducted a study for those on the spectrum last year, you can read the results HERE.



If only they knew what it was like.

Mildly Different is a cinematic and artistically edgy narrative. We want to tell the story of a young woman who has been struggling since she was a child due to being misdiagnosed with other conditions that never fit and did not provide the explanations nor support she needed. Unfortunately, that is often the case for autistic females.

With our film, Mildly Different, we want to raise awareness of a problem with support resources that has been swept under the rug and perhaps shed light on what autism in women looks and feels like, in attempt to bring in understanding, acknowledgement, and hopefully more support for the condition in women.



A live-action narrative with an edge
Vision/filming style: Artistic/Cinematic. Voiceovers to explain thinking, shadows and lights to create her environment, electronic/moody music and sound effects to convey experience, etc. During the beginning of the film, tones will be darker and shadows more prevalent. As the character’s life brightens, the colour scheme will inverse with brighter tones, eliminating the shadows.

We plan to use VFX and SFX to make the lights LOUD and the sounds MOVE, etc. -- synesthesia. The film will have a fantasy/sci-fi feel to it. We want to really bring you into her experience.


Join us in showing others what autism in women looks and feels like


What you can do: 
  • Contribute to our Mildly Different Patreon account
  • Follow and share our page 
  • Follow us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER
  • Research autism in women and share your findings with others
Additional resources that would help:
  • Sponsorship by your company or organisation
  • Film equipment or vouchers
  • Location -- let us film in your home/office/etc. (Ireland only)
We conducted a study for those on the spectrum last year, you can read the results HERE


FUNDING GOALS | Production through Post -- and Beyond!

(A) Primary Production Funding Goal Phase 1- $15,000 - Production Budget: COMPLETED

(Completed) We will be going through two separate phases (Phase 1: $15,000 and Phase 2: $13,000) to reach the Primary Production Funding Goal of $28,000 for our 20-minute short film and MILDLY DIFFERENT will be made by Spring 2021.

We have raised the initial $15,000 we will be applying for match funding schemes (while running a Patreon) for the rest of the production funding.

(B) Primary Production Funding Goal Phase 2- $13,000 - Production Budget: We have raised the initial $15,000 and will be applying for match funding schemes (while running a Patreon) for the remaining $13,000 in production funding.

(C) $5,000 - Post Production Budget: Once we acquire the above, we will move towards post-production funding for MILDLY DIFFERENT - including all of the visual and sound FX, music, and festival submissions!







Mildly Different has also been featured in the following online publications: 

"FILM COMPANY SEEKS FUNDING FOR MOVIE ABOUT AUTISM IN WOMEN"
Autism Eye Magazine

"Absence on Both Sides of the Camera: Crowdfunding Picks"
Women and Hollywood

"Mildly Different: This film looks to tell the under-represented story of women with Autism"
EMPWR



Let's move forward together!

We know how difficult this time can be and so we appreciate any and all contributions in all forms, whether you can pitch in financially or whether you share and follow our page, all levels are thoroughly appreciated by our team and we THANK YOU!

If you would be interested in having your organization sponsor our film and be mentioned in the credits, please email [email protected]

MILDLY DIFFERENT is a way for us to do something important for the world going forward and we hope we can count you in our team!

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