Autism - The Musical

Autism - The Musical

Director: Tricia Regan Cast: Elaine Hall, Adam, Henry


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At a time when one in 150 children born in the United States is diagnosed with autism, filmmaker Tricia Regan takes an optimistic approach to this troubling trend by following five autistic children as they write and produce their very own full-length musical. Show over the course of an entire year, this documentary follows the ambitious production from early planning to opening night.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2008
UPC: 0767685109472
Original Release: 2007
Source: New Video Group
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Companion guide; Deleted scenes; About Autism Speaks; Filmmaker Biography

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elaine Hall Participant
Adam Participant
Henry Participant
Lexi Participant
Neal Hall Participant
Wyatt Participant

Technical Credits
Tricia Regan Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Sasha Alpert Producer
Joey Carson Executive Producer
Perrin Chiles Producer
Zoe Clarke-Williams Associate Producer
Robert Claycombe Associate Producer,Sound/Sound Designer
Eileen Finkelstein Editor
David S. Glynn Executive Producer
Janet Grillo Executive Producer
Jonathan Murray Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Kim Roberts Editor
Mike Semple Score Composer
Kristen Stills Executive Producer
Dave Stone Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Autism: The Musical
1. Introduction [2:12]
2. Neal [4:54]
3. Parent Orientation [1:18]
4. Lexi [5:54]
5. Henry [2:08]
6. The First Day [5:25]
7. Adam [3:33]
8. Wyatt [6:06]
9. The Holidays [8:24]
10. 3 Months Before Opening Night [5:44]
11. Wyatt's Own World [5:28]
12. Lexi Communicating [6:31]
13. An Addition to Elaine's Family [5:28]
14. 3 Weeks Before Opening Night [4:41]
15. Dress Rehearsal [7:21]
16. Neal's Breakthrough [2:32]
17. Pre-Show Excitement [5:17]
18. The Musical! [10:43]

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Autism - The Musical 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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JohnJL More than 1 year ago
It was Saturday night, and my child harem an I were just settling in after a long day of furious love-making, we were, needless to say, exhausted. That's when 4-year-old Timmy suggested that we take the edge off with a movie, before we all began our pre-bed ritual of snorting coke whilst preforming walla-walla sledgehammers. That night's movie was "Autism: the Musical". While it was a brave exploration of children banding together to create a show, I was rather disappointed in the fact that these children (who, may I remind you, are legally sexy), did not canabalize each other during a magnificent mass-orgy that celebrates Aquaman, the god of autism. While the film did show one autistic mating ritual, it simply was not enough. Still, it was a beautiful film. And approximently 2 minutes into the feature, I came so hard and violently that the room was covered in my man-gravy. Timmy, the youngest of us, soon drowned in my baby-batter; and as I clutched his lifeless body, I tilted my head back and screamed to the heavens, cursing fate for wretching this young boy from this world. Finally, I fell into a sobbing heap. "Damn you 'Autism: the Musical'." I whispered over and over. "Damn you..." The musical numbers were pretty good though.
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