Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- "Normal People Scare Me," a feature-length documentary based on the award-winning short film of the same title kicks off its world tour in New York and Canada next week. The film produced by Joey Travolta, is co-directed by 17-year-old filmmaker, Taylor Cross, a high school student with autism, and his mom, Keri Bowers, a long-time advocate in the disabilities community.
The film, which features over 65 interviews with quirky, brilliant and colorful individuals with autism reveal expected and unexpected challenges and stereotypes in autism, according to the filmmaker.
A "Meet the Filmmaker" tour of the film, co-sponsored by The Autism Perspective Magazine and Normal Films, starts April 23rd in Long Island. On April 24th, Cross and Bowers appear with Tony Attwood, popular author/expert in Asperger's and autism in Toronto at Autism Today's "Keys to the Treasure Chest" series. The "Key" series will eventually take Cross all the way to Tokyo.
April 26th features "Normal" at the Jewish Communities Center in Manhattan. On April 27th, double platinum recording artist Taylor Dayne, sings the film's title song, "Locked Inside of Me," makes a first-time appearance to premier the title track at the JCC in Manhattan. The song, which is written by Travolta and composer Jeff Lass, was recorded by Taylor Dayne after she learned Taylor "C" had been named after her. The evenings performance and screening of the 90-minute film will benefit "Hearts 'N' Arts-to-Work Scholarships" sponsored by The Autism Perspective magazine and Normal Films.
For more information about tickets, events and cities visit www.theautismperspective.org. To purchase the 90-minute documentary go to www.normalfilms.com