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Randy's Canvas (2018)

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A coming-of-age love story about an aspiring artist with autism.


Sean Michael Beyer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Carbone ... Randy
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Cassie
Marycarmen Lopez ... Sienna
Massi Furlan ... Maurizio D'Oro
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Clinton
Richard Riehle ... Professor Hausdorff
Shawn Pyfrom ... Butch
Michael Emery ... Henry
John Petrella John Petrella ... Security Guard Bob
Ramiro Tavares Ramiro Tavares ... Chip
Sean Michael Beyer ... Mack
Sissy O'Hara Sissy O'Hara ... Mom
The Dicksta The Dicksta ... Security Guard Dick (as Richard Lebeau)
Michael G. Nathan ... George
Stephen O'Neil Martin Stephen O'Neil Martin ... Dog Handler


A coming-of-age love story about an aspiring artist with autism.

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"Autism is what I have, it's not who I am."


Comedy | Drama | Romance



Did You Know?


During production producers had numerous teens and young adults with autism working as production assistants, extras and a few had small speaking roles. They're on-set autism consultant, C.J. was there nearly everyday and on one occasion the director asked him if he wanted to "direct" one of the scenes; although reluctant, he agreed. After confidently calling "action" and "cut" the crew gave him a round of applause. A few days later the producers were contacted by C.J.'s parents who said his self esteem has been through the roof and he hasn't smiled like that in over a year. See more »

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you wanna cry, try this one
21 January 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

I'm still the same old grumpy man, unemotional and unwitty as always. But this film really is a megabomb within the mentaldisorder moviegenre. its about aspberger,and autism , a young adult whos life is a turmoil of extreme talents , of extreme longing,extreme hunger for love and true attention.its a film about extreme friendship and a sincere and strong, infatuating brotherhood.

the film has a somewhat weird start, but becomes a sudden attraction very fast, it is spiced with a hint of gumpishness,and has an rainmanisticly influenced framework, but like the fingerprint, noone is equal,just similar. the scenes of crushed love are dramatic and overwhelmingly well acted, so are also the mimics, gestures ,behaviour and extreme evasive social interaction thats the common stigmata upon this disorder. this is darn good acting mr cardone heir-heir.

i could also mention a lot about the rest of the cast,but thats completely unnescesary, and you will realise that after viewing randy's canvas. but what i will draw attention to are the musical score, its brilliant,soft,soothing , sharp,sad, hopeful and emersive it is. you might recon that its just music, but here the hits smashingly hits the moment of the action. its wizzardry at its best, and gets included on my movie list of film music score along with spy game and life as a house to mention some of them.

ive just finished the film and will fill in more after a second look together with my wife, enchanting it definately is. highly recommended it is.

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Release Date:

18 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Providence, Rhode Island, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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