We here at the United States of Autism are excited to announce that we’re moving forward faster then ever. We’re about to surpass 6,000 fans on Facebook, and our trailer is almost to 10,000 views! Truly, things are hopping.
Yet, many of you out there keep asking us when the film will be ready. You keep asking about how can you get a hold of a copy of the DVDs or how you can help promote the film. Well, we are incredibly excited to bring you the latest update about the United States of Autism film, and we’re going to give you a quick behind the scenes of where we are!
Also, starting November 1st, we begin the United States of Autism Money Bomb, where we try to build the final pieces of our award winning production and get our submissions ready for the Tribeca Film Festival. Stay tuned here for the link.
Here’s some behind the scenes, and we can’t wait to show you more!
As many of you have heard, Graham Colton’s new song “Love Comes Back Around” off his new album Pacific Coast Eyes plays a key role in the film the United States of Autism. Last night, we had the great opportunity to see Graham play this song live in Philadelphia, and it was awesome!
He finished out his set with Love Comes Back Around, and at the beginning of this song you’ll hear him explaining why he wrote the song. He then goes on to speak about the United States of Autism movie and how he’s playing a part in the autism world. It was a top notch performance, and we had a chance to speak with Graham after the show about another song that we could put together for the film. Let’s just say that the next song you hear from Graham for the film us going to tug at hearts around the world.
In the mean time, be sure to enjoy the video and why not go ahead and buy a copy of his album off of his site. He’s put every last part of himself into this first off-label album and it’s worth hearing a great songwriter in this lyrically dumbed down era, I assure you. Enjoy the video!
We’re excited to announce the start of the United States of Autism Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for some post-production and promotional expansion! While many are aware of our work with the Pepsi Refresh Grant team in putting the film together, we’re now at the point where we need to travel to promote the film, get media kits together, finish editing, animations, and color, and a lot of other things that go into making an awesome film. We hope after seeing what we’ve done with our trailer, that you can now see how moving of a film we can create and get out to the American and International public.
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Happy New Year to all of our friends and followers across America and the world!
2010 was the first banner year of our film and we have much for which to be thankful.
- All of your votes in the Pepsi Refresh Project in February and March of 2011 helped catapult us to the first autism organization in the nation to receive a grant in this national contest.
- Tons of great applications and our families being patient as we organized the best possible route for our journey.
- Following us on our journey through our blog as we traveled 10,970 miles across the United States in 40 days.
- Helping us find our way into dozens of TV interviews, newspaper articles, and blog coverage.
- Building our Facebook Fan Page from 0 to over 4400 fans in less than 9 months.
Truly, we have much to be thankful for as we push forward into 2011 for ourselves and the autism movement. Many of our fans are asking for updates on where we are and how soon can they expect to see something from the film. Let me give everyone a quick low-down on what’s going on and where we’re going at the start of 2011.
- Capturing and cataloguing footage, a boring necessity of post-production, can be extremely time consuming. Thankfully, due to our workflow adjustments, we finished this process in less than 5 months, putting us about 4 months ahead of schedule.
- Cutting and editing the footage is moving along quickly, and we are very happy with the quality and feel of the story. The 1080p Full HD footage is breathtaking for many landscapes, and our crew found wonderful footage of families and individuals in their natural environment.
- After much confusion from all sides of the autism movement, we still maintain that all sides of the autism movement will have their voice heard, including the biomedical community, pro-vaccine and green-vaccine groups, ND advocates, and large and small organizations alike.
- Our media campaign grows weekly with the addition of a seasoned Executive Producer to help manage upcoming TV and radio interviews, as well as the 2012 Film Festival circuit beginning in January 2012 and distribution.
- We expect to have our first trailer ready for Autism Awareness month in April of 2011. Stay tuned for that!
For your enjoyment, here is a shot of where our story begins – a humble place in America where part of the old America always lives with the new one: Lancaster, Pennsylvania.