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Little Hero is a short documentary about a 6-year-old boy's Autism as seen through his twin sister's eyes.
Little Hero is a short documentary about a 6-year-old boy's autism as seen through his twin sister's eyes.
Little Hero is a short documentary about a 6-year-old boy's autism as seen through his twin sister's eyes.
96 backers pledged $10,324 to help bring this project to life.

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Autism Speaks Blog Article - Twin Sees Brother with Autism as a Superhero
Autism Speaks Blog Article - Twin Sees Brother with Autism as a Superhero
Little Hero named one of 20 Kickstarter films to open your mind, heart and soul on GlobeIn!
Little Hero named one of 20 Kickstarter films to open your mind, heart and soul on GlobeIn!
We've had many awesome people share the Little Hero Kickstarter link. Including the amazing 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick! (As you can see, the Medvins are HUGE 49ers' fans.) Thank you Colin!
We've had many awesome people share the Little Hero Kickstarter link. Including the amazing 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick! (As you can see, the Medvins are HUGE 49ers' fans.) Thank you Colin!

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Dear friends, 

Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page!

Little Hero is a documentary that centers on the relationship between six-year-old twins, Avery and Xander.  At 18-months-old, Xander began to display typical signs of Autism and was subsequently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Avery, however, does not view her brother as being a special needs child.  Instead, she actually sees him as a superhero.  She believes he has “superpowers” and is very good at “helping people.”  In this documentary, Avery explains their unique and beautiful relationship from her perspective.

From the beginning, Marcus McDougald and I shared the same vision for this project.  I have always admired his work and was elated to collaborate with him.  We have been in production since February and are close to completing the filming process.

This project is a labor of love.  Working with Marcus and my children has been a wonderful experience.  With your support, our film will be ready to submit to film festivals later this year, beginning with the Sundance Film Festival deadline in September!  All contributions will go towards editing, music, sound design, animation, promotions and other post-production necessities.

For those of you who are new to Kickstarter, it is an all-or-nothing approach to crowdfunding that helps bring creative projects to life.  If we do not meet our goal of $10,000 in 30 days, we do not receive any of your pledges necessary to complete the film.

Please “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or feedback.

Thank you for giving us the chance to shed light on Autism from a rare and personal perspective.

Jenn Medvin
Co-Director, Producer, Mom

STAY INVOLVED!

We need your help to spread the word to people interested in autism awareness!  Please "LIKE" us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Instagram.  And keep checking back for more updates on our progress!

Risks and challenges

Even though this is a short independent documentary, there are still many risks. For example:

PERSEVERANCE – You have to take more breaks when working with children, which in turn, extends the amount of production time. We want to make sure the twins enjoy the filming experience, so we try to make it as fun for them as possible.

COMPLETION - Will we be able to fund and finish the project? This is precisely where you come in, Wonderful Backer. With your help, we WILL complete this film!

GAINING OUR AUDIENCE – We are reaching out to several Autism agencies/charities, celebrities, our awesome backers and more to help spread the word.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE – Our goal is to create a film that would make a difference in the way you see Autism and how it relates to other members in the family. This will raise awareness and start a conversation to increase knowledge. The more awareness and knowledge we project, the more people will understand these sweet, beautiful children with Autism.

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