A Life with Asperger’s (Short)

Filmmaker: Jaime Ekkens
Year: 2013
Running Time: 4 minutes

A Life with Asperger’s is an animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome.  It is a voice over narrative that demonstrates that Asperger’s is not simply “being a little awkward”, rather it is about adapting to one’s limitations in the face of anxiety and isolation. The technique is a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.

Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood — Best Animation
Sacramento Music and Arts Festival — Best Documentary, Jury Award
Nontzefilmak Short Film Competition — Best Animation
ASIFA EAST Awards — Best Writing
The Indie Fest — Award of Merit, Short Documentary

A Life With Asperger’s