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Day 31 of 40 Day United States of Autism Movie Shoot

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We left Washington DC today to go to St. Andrews School in Middletown, DE. It is the place where the 1989 film Dead Poet’s Society with Robin William’s was filmed, as well as the boarding school Richard Everts graduated from for high school. As such, it had a tremendous part to play in the story, and the crew did a fantastic job of capturing the location. Included in the shots was the most dangerous location we’ve attempted, which was a 50 foot climb straight up a ladder with all our camera equipment, with only enough room to go one at a time. Suffice to say, it was a hard fought shot, and Cassie and Rene did a great job of going the extra mile.

We spent a few minutes at Amanda’s point as well before we left. For those who don’t know her, she was an amazing young woman who passed before she could graduate while Rich was at school. On her memoriam is a poem she wrote just before she was lost. It spoke to her character and courage, and her spot is a place of reflection and peace on an otherwise hectic campus.

Be sure to check in with us tomorrow as we get to visit the Neibauer Family and take a side trip to Sesame Place. In the meantime, we love you all and can’t wait to hear from you soon!

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  1. Evelyn - July 23, 2010

    Wow, the school looks amazing…and the poem is so beautiful. Can’t wait to hear about Sesame Place!!!!

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