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A short, inspirational documentary about a young woman with autism who discovered her passion.
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An inspiring story that must be told

We are the Chettipally family. We struggled for two decades before discovering a place in the world for our daughter, Siri, who is severely challenged by autism. At age 22, Siri discovered a talent and passion for making beautiful jewelry, which she now distributes widely. 

Our short documentary is aimed at a wide audience - not just families who face the extraordinary challenges of raising a child with autism, but anyone yearning for a story of perseverance, faith and hope. Our goal is to help others, show them that they are not alone, and illustrate how we supported Siri to gain the skills she has today. The video will be distributed online, for free. We estimate completing the film in the Spring of 2020.


Magazines and television news shows have covered Siri's story, but My Name is Siri is the first time it will be told from the family's perspective. This is an intimate documentary, full of surprises, failures and, ultimately, resounding success made possible through love and support. 

Dr. Temple Grandin, the well-known author and autism spokesperson, was a powerful influence and guide for our family. She has graciously agreed to appear in our documentary. 

Uli Chettipally, Siri, and Temple Grandin in conversation at the Campos Family Vineyard.

Our partners

Flying Moose Pictures

Our filmmaker partner, Flying Moose Pictures, has 20 years of experience telling visual stories for performing artists, non-profits, and corporations. They will use the Kickstarter budget to pay for the crew and equipment to produce, shoot, edit, and deliver this short documentary.  Learn more about Flying Moose Pictures by clicking here.

DeColores Arts

DeColores Arts is a non-profit arts organization with a focus on building inclusive communities through the arts. They are acting as our fiscal sponsor and all donations to the My Name is Siri Kickstarter campaign are tax deductible. Learn more about DeColores Arts by clicking here.

Risks and challenges

Many films are started, but never completed. Filmmaking is complex, requiring significant resources, and most importantly, storytelling experience and expert knowledge of the craft. To mitigate this risk, we have partnered with Flying Moose Pictures, a local video production company with more than two decades of experience producing visual stories for a wide array of clients. Learn more about Flying Moose, and see examples of their work, on their website: www.moosepix.com

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