I AM DYSLEXIC is an animated student film about a young dyslexic child falls into a world made entirely out of books. Johan is alone in the environment, his is forced to climb a mountain representing the workload that the education system puts children through. This film is made by a large team of students, many of whom suffer dyslexia (or similar learning differences themselves, and it is made for anyone who can relate to these struggles. Remember, the road you travel may be long and challenging, but you are never alone and it is ok to ask for help along the way.
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Those with learning differences should be proud of who they are and should never be made to feel alone. In this short film we try to expresses what it feels like to have a learning difference in our current school system. I AM DYSLEXIC is a student animated short directed, produced and written by Mads Johan Øgaard and Katie Wyman during our final year at Falmouth University. We are both Dyslexic and have both experienced different ways in which the school system tries to deal with dyslexic students, the good and the bad. We have made this film in the hopes of giving individuals who experience learning difference something to relate to. This is confidence boost that many of us did not have growing up, and that needed to change. This is our first short film, it was made with no budget. We managed a team of over 60 other students, most of which also have from dyslexia, and other learning differences. We want people to be proud and know they are not alone. We believe our current school system doesn't know how to deal with these learning differences, and that many students don't get the proper support they should have. Some of us have experienced being looked down on for our different way of learning, for being distracted in class or for perusing other interests, but we would not be who we are today without these quirks. It is very important to show the world what this is and that it is possible to create beautiful things when you have a learning difference.
I AM DYSLEXIC - (short film completed Jul 2016).
• Directed & Produced by - Mads Johan Øgaard and Katie Wyman.
• Music by -Mari Hajem
• Sound Production:
Thomas Bottolfsen, Eivind Hajem and Åsmund Røst Wien
• 3D Team:
Phillip Banko, Joseph Chalmers, Aaron Donlon, Juraj Tomori, Holly Herbert, Josh Wibberley, Andrea Patruno.
• 2D Team:
Clara Anganuzzi, Prawta Annez, Anna Bohac, Philippa Borman, Becca Bright, Grayling Breckon, Rachel Denton, Hannah Edge, Gregory Edwards, James Folland, Leigh Juggins, Naomi Hayes, Holly Herbert, Becky Hill, Elisabeth Horne, Pippa Humphrey , Sam Humphreys, Christopher Hunt, Anni Kaikkonen, Tim Lewis, Kathryn Man, Alasdair Montgomery, Becky Moritz, Elitsa Nedyalkova, Robin Neylan-Francis, Ryan Orgill, Luke O'Sullivan, Karolina Papp, Luke Platt, Connor Schrader, Alice Seatherton, Kiah Seifert-Craggs, Sam Stainer, Rebekah Truscott, Thomas Wallis, James White and Lucie Zix.
Kylie Kamanga, Chris Lewin, Harry Orford, Rob Owen and Dominic Taylor.
Martin Burn, Judy Helene Fagernes, Sophie Rippington
FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY - 2016
The film has won at the following festivals:
(Winner of 2016 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for Animation Student Short)
(Winner of 2016 Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival for best short film)
(Winner of the 2017 FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival for best short film)
(Winner of the Royal Television Society (South West) Animation Awards 2017)
(Winner of the 2017 Oxford International Film Festival for "Best student film" award)
(Winner of the Royal Television Society finals 2017 "Undergraduate craft skills - production design" award )
(Winner of 2017 Nottingham International Film Festival for best student film award)
(Winner of 2017 Nottingham International Film Festival best animation award)
(Winner of 2017 Liverpool Independent Film Festival best animation award)
(Winner of 2017 Liverpool Independent Film Festival best student film award)
We received a Special Mention at the following festivals:
(Jury Special Mention 2017 Manchester Film Festival for Outstanding Animation)
Finalists at the following festivals:
(Finalist 2017 Moving Pictures Festival for International short film)
(Finalist 2017 I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for Short (Cortometrajes))