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Echo: My Autistic Truth

An experimental short that explores one woman’s autistic behaviours.
3/5

Review

Fiona Rose Small’s short performance art explores the intricacies and nuances of her autism. The film is highly artistic, avant-garde and deeply personal. Fiona’s unusual behavior will finally tell the story that some people with autism may not usually share through verbal means.

The film expertly conveys Fiona’s inner world through magnificent shots of her performing, with no dialogue to detract from the focus. Instead, the visuals serve to illuminate and creatively showcase her unique behavior, which may startle some viewers but also provides an extraordinary insight into autism.

The overall construction of the film works in harmony with the individual elements, from the darkness and silence of the opening scenes, to the crystal clear lighting and sound that comes into play later on. The artistic direction in this film is exceptional.

Overall, Fiona Rose Small’s experimental film is a remarkable journey towards the understanding of autism explored through profound visual imagery and movement, resulting in a striking, distinctive, and moving tribute to the autistic experience. Though this film probably won’t be everyone’s preference, viewers with an appreciation for thoughtful performance art and those who seek to learn more about autism will undoubtedly be captivated. This film represents the potential that exists when art becomes an outlet and meaning-making podium for one’s personal experiences regardless of the medium.

Brief Synopsis

“Echo” is a series of short films about my experience being diagnosed with autism at 25. It explores different shades of my experience: sensory-seeking, stimming, over-stimulation, isolation, family, and my love of small dark spaces and pressure. Expressed through movement, soundscape and performance art, I hope that in sharing my story a deeper understanding of the beauty of neurodiversity will be found.
Echo My Autistic Truth

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Director(s): Fiona Rose Small
Writer(s): Fiona Rose Small
Cast: Fiona Rose Small
Producer(s): Fiona Rose Small
Director of Photography:
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Runtime: 8 min

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Echo: My Autistic Truth

An experimental short that explores one woman’s autistic behaviours.
3/5

Review

Fiona Rose Small’s short performance art explores the intricacies and nuances of her autism. The film is highly artistic, avant-garde and deeply personal. Fiona’s unusual behavior will finally tell the story that some people with autism may not usually share through verbal means.

The film expertly conveys Fiona’s inner world through magnificent shots of her performing, with no dialogue to detract from the focus. Instead, the visuals serve to illuminate and creatively showcase her unique behavior, which may startle some viewers but also provides an extraordinary insight into autism.

The overall construction of the film works in harmony with the individual elements, from the darkness and silence of the opening scenes, to the crystal clear lighting and sound that comes into play later on. The artistic direction in this film is exceptional.

Overall, Fiona Rose Small’s experimental film is a remarkable journey towards the understanding of autism explored through profound visual imagery and movement, resulting in a striking, distinctive, and moving tribute to the autistic experience. Though this film probably won’t be everyone’s preference, viewers with an appreciation for thoughtful performance art and those who seek to learn more about autism will undoubtedly be captivated. This film represents the potential that exists when art becomes an outlet and meaning-making podium for one’s personal experiences regardless of the medium.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

“Echo” is a series of short films about my experience being diagnosed with autism at 25. It explores different shades of my experience: sensory-seeking, stimming, over-stimulation, isolation, family, and my love of small dark spaces and pressure. Expressed through movement, soundscape and performance art, I hope that in sharing my story a deeper understanding of the beauty of neurodiversity will be found.
Echo My Autistic Truth

Credits

Director(s): Fiona Rose Small
Writer(s): Fiona Rose Small
Cast: Fiona Rose Small
Producer(s): Fiona Rose Small
Director of Photography:
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 8 min
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