The Family Next Door
Documentary on Autism
Striving to tell stories that create awareness and make an impact, this Awesome Films’ documentary focused on autism. For 16 months, we followed a family with two boys on the autism spectrum; the oldest starting his first year of high school. We captured a story of unconditional love, never ending struggles, unexpected joys, drastically altered expectations, painful loneliness and hope. Viewers can experience the first hand reality of autism and how one family’s grace, patience and determination steer them on this unpaved road of “The Family Next Door.” The film has been recognized at multiple film festivals across the country including the Napa Valley Film Festival.
“An amazing story. I am walking out a different person than when I walked in.” – School Superintendent