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Young Autistic Adults Create Touching Animated Film ‘Even in Death’

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Even in DeathA touching animated film, produced by a team of young adults with autism, recently debuted at the deadCenter Film Festival and is set for an upcoming local premiere.

Even in Death was created by Invisible Layers Productions, a program offered by Autism Oklahoma, is “a pre-employment club and program provided by AutismOklahoma for young adults who have autism and an interest in film and video production.”

THe animated short is described as a “whimsical story about love, loss, and life. It chronicles a day in the life of Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans who is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper (Death) and is taken on a charming adventure through New Orleans that ends with Jonah learning a lesson in life and the true depth of love.”

The almost entirely wordless film was created by Invisible Layers Productions. The program, offered by Autism Oklahoma, is a pre-employment club for young adults who have autism and an interest in film and video production. Even in Death was written and directed by previous deadCenter Film Festival winner Zac Davis, and the illustration, animation and sound production were all completed by young adults with autism.

Even in Death was recently selected to debut at deadCENTER Film Festival, which took place June 8-12, and will be holding its premiere at the Oklahoma City Community College on June 24th.

If you want to check the teaser for the short film out, or find out more information about it and AutismOklahoma, head on over to Even in Death’s official website.

Photo Credit: Even in Death Official Site