Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 3 Spring 2015 - Page 61

Did you go out on the road with the guys? Although they have performed all over, this was a local show (for them). I kept flying out to Boston to film their progress. How do people react to their unique brand of comedy? doing that later this year because watching a film like this can be really fun to do with a group. How can we find out where the troupe is performing? You can follow them on Facebook too! Thanks, Mr. Zuckerburg. People love them. There really is nothing like experiencing their show live. I think this slice-of-life documentary comes close to it. What’s their style of comedy? Absurd. Pun-based. Never harmful or critical of others. They don’t take the cheap shots that many comics do. One of their signature t-shirts says “I don’t want your pity.” What do they want? They want to make you laugh – but only if you share their sense of humor. What have you personally learned about autism from being with the guys and making this documentary? I’m quoting Stephen Shore on this, but it’s by far the best thing I’ve learned: “If you meet one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” What outcome are you hoping for after people view Asperger’s Are Us – A True Story? I hope the troupe gets more fans, and I hope neurodiversity gains more appreciation. Where can we find the film? Follow us on Facebook for now. That way, when we settle on our distribution, we can get the details out to everyone who wants to see this film. Also, we have had some special screening requests from different groups. We’re open to Jonathan Murphy, an Aspergian, is a professional voice actor whose character voices are in apps, EA’s SimCity, California’s Great America Theme Park, and more. His 10-yearold cartoon alter-ego is the quirky protagonist in a series of Mighty League autism story apps. Jodi Murphy is the Creative Director for Zoom, founder of Geek Club Books, 501c3, autism storytelling, and a very proud mom! Zoom Autism Through Many Lenses 61