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Nov 14, 2022

Jack RH O'Sullivan is an award-winning independent filmmaker and film director based in London. He is autistic, has Tourette Syndrome and OCD. He has directed ten short films including “Tourettes & I”, a coming-of-age drama about his own experiences with Tourette’s. With this film, he intends to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome, so others don't have to go through the tough childhood of bullying and misinformation he went through.

During this episode, you will hear Jack talk about:

  • His late diagnosis of Tourette’s, autism, and OCD and how that affected his early life in school
  • The negative and misleading depictions of Tourette’s in the media, and the authentic representation that “Tourettes & I” brings to the big screen
  • Casting an actor with Tourette's in the film's lead role 
  • How the UK charity Tourettes Action supported the film
  • The film's impact on audiences and at film festivals

Learn more about “Tourettes & I” and Jack’s other films on Movie Making Media's website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Watch "Tourettes & I" for free starting on New Year’s Day 2023 at DarkSkyTV.com.

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