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Normal People Scare Me (2006)

Based on the 10 minute award winning short film of the same title, Normal People Scare Me is a feature-length documentary sharing first-person accounts of life and living with autism. ... See full summary »

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Taylor Cross ... Interviewer
Amy Gravino ... Herself
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Based on the 10 minute award winning short film of the same title, Normal People Scare Me is a feature-length documentary sharing first-person accounts of life and living with autism. Created by Taylor Cross, a 17 year old aspiring film maker with high functioning autism, Normal People Scare Me highlights 65 interviews conducted over the past two years by Cross, with interview subjects representing different levels of abilities on the autism spectrum. The film's interview subjects range in age from 9 to 57 years. Cross asks subjects questions such as "What does autism look like from your perspective? Do you like or not like being autistic?; What do you want to be when you grow up?; to Have you ever been teased? The courageous kids, teens and adults Taylor interviews offer powerful, poignant, and deeply moving insight to life and living behind the many faces and mysteries of autism. In one of Cross' most moving interviews, he connects with surfing champion, Izzy Paskowitz of Surfers ... Written by Anonymous

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Taylor Cross: Sometimes it makes me mad to be different, but mostly I like who I am. It doesn't matter that I have a disability. One day I'm going to be a film director. I'm making this documentary to help parents of kids with autism, and to show other people that kids with autism can do a lot of things - just like normal people.
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