Casting for New Autism Documentary Series

Casting for Autism Documentary

Northern Pictures, a company who has produced many award-winning television documentaries, is making a new series in the US about dating and relationships featuring people on the autism spectrum.

They are looking for single people, living in the United States, who are on the autism spectrum and are interested in dating. You may have no history of dating, or you might be an experienced dater, feel free to get in touch and say hello.

They are also looking for couples, or people who have just started seeing each other, even if you’re not yet official! Either one or both of you might be autistic.

There are many misconceptions out there about autism, one of them being that people aren’t interested in finding love. Northern Pictures want to show that this isn’t true, and to help people understand more about neurodiversity. They aim to make an honest, sensitive and insightful documentary series that will educate the audience about ASD, breaking down some of the myths, misconceptions and stereotypical views, and celebrating difference. It’s really important to tell the very diverse stories of real people, in their own voices.

Northern Pictures are in no way making a reality TV show, and their documentaries are always made with the utmost sensitivity and respect.

If you or someone you know might be interested in speaking with the production team, please send an email with a brief description of yourself, where you live and a photo to production@northernpictures.com.au.

Northern Pictures have recently made two documentary series in Australia featuring people on the autism spectrum, one called ‘Employable Me’, and the other ‘Love On The Spectrum’. Employable Me told the stories of people with neurodiverse conditions looking for work and was all about showing the skills and talents people can bring to a workplace. It started a national conversation in Australia and has really helped employers see beyond a label and resulted in employment for countless people. The series won numerous awards both in Australia and internationally, including the United Nations medal at the New York Festivals.

‘Love On The Spectrum’ was a big success with audiences and critics, and most importantly, within the autistic community. Their aim was for it to send a positive message, that people on the spectrum can and do find love. Some people can find navigating the dating world difficult, and the series helped them by providing support, social and dating skills coaching for those who felt they needed it, and by introducing them to potential matches. ‘Love On The Spectrum’ also told stories of couples, to inspire others out there and show people in happy, healthy relationships.

Check out the trailer below.


13 comments:

  1. Emily

    February 18, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I have autism myself, and I am interested in dating. I was diagnosed with Aspergers in kindergarten and then from there, school officials wanted to put me in special ed but my mom thought I was a bright child so she objected. Now I am 19 and I’ve finished grade school and I’m a certified phlebotomist. I’m hoping I can be included in this documentary!

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    • Jennifer Drumm

      February 18, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      That would be FANTASTIC if you could!

      Reply
    • Beth Johnson

      February 19, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      I think it’s really cool that you became a phlebotomist! I find phlebotomy really interesting. I’m on the spectrum, and I went into graphic design. I’ve always been wildly good at visual art 😀 To the guys out there, there are LOTS of ladies also on the spectrum – don’t give up! I’m 34, and I was just diagnosed this year.

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      • omnibus

        March 2, 2020 at 9:49 pm

        I’m also on the spectrum, Beth, 48 years old.

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        • omnibus

          March 22, 2020 at 10:51 pm

          Apparently I didn’t make the cut for this new series!

          Reply
    • Leland walker

      March 3, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      You sound interesting. I have learning disabilities. I date nice girl with autism. I live in Kansas City. Where do you live?

      Reply
  2. Anthony

    February 18, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Learning disabilities I would like to meet somebody with a disability today date

    Reply
  3. David Dressler

    February 18, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Hi. I don’t have autism but I do have a social disability that makes it hard for me to be social and to date consistently. Do I qualify? And if I do where in the US?

    Reply
  4. Samuel Nelson

    February 18, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    I want to find my princess.

    Reply
  5. I'm interested in dating,

    February 19, 2020 at 2:50 am

    I am interested in dating, I’m an aspie, but there are a lot more male aspies than female aspies, I think we should allow other ND types to join to even out the ratio too.

    Reply
  6. Brent

    February 19, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Actually, yeah I am interested in dating but, I don’t want to go public though. I’m not trying to be on TV or anything.

    Reply
  7. Zach

    February 19, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    I, too, am looking for my princess. Not only are there many more guys, but I have geographical limitations. I know that neurotypical people have long distance relationships. I recently went to a wedding of a friend who met someone from across the country. They just flew back and forth for about a year. I cannot do that because I have limited financial resources, and I need help with travel. I’d just like to meet someone within 20 miles or so. That’s doable.

    I sent my info into the producers. Let’s see what happens.

    Reply
  8. maddyoneil

    February 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Cant wait to watch it!

    Reply

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