April 2, 2014

World Autism Awareness (Treehouse project)

Speaking with the angel

April 2nd 2014 is World Autism Awareness Day, and to mark it, I have dug out a short film that we made for TreeHouse School – a happy and vibrant community where children and young people with autism learn and flourish (http://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk).

Directed by Laurie Castelli, this piece was made more than a decade ago and features Dan, son of writer Nick Hornby, who narrates. The music track (Speaking with the angel) is by Canadian singer songwriter, Ron Sexsmith.

As part of the same project, photographer Stefanie Hafner (stefaniehafner.com) captured some beautiful portraits within the Treehouse school that formed an exhibition at The Wellcome Trust, in London.