You don’t have to read this if you don’t want to.
I’ve been avoiding talking about this on my blog because it’s personal, and it doesn’t have a lot to do with the usual content of my blog.
Well, it does have to do with the Oscars… Kinda. It has to do with the Best Documentary Short category. Yeah, I know that’s the least interesting category, but stay with me.
You see, I’m making a documentary short.
I know I should have talked about this project earlier, and I’m sorry. I just don’t feel comfortable talking about it. I don’t feel talking about my personal problems in general, I just like to talk about The Academy Awards, and a few other choice things that I take very seriously. This blog allows me to talk about what I want to talk about. It allows me to feel joy, and share that joy with the world.
There’s something about myself that I have never shared before, and as I type this, I am having a strong mental image of some of my followers turning away in disgust as soon as they find this out, but here it goes… I have Asperger’s syndrome.
I am making a documentary short film called ‘The Artistic Spectrum’. This article will tell you more about the film, but the film will be about the effect that Asperger’s and Autism has on kids and teenagers, and how their passion to follow their dreams can hopefully outweigh their diagnosis.
I can absolutely assure you that the link I send you to is something that me and my parents have spent a good amount of time working on. My real name, as you’ll see, is Connor Olen. ‘ConMan’ was a nickname within my family and I thought it would be a good name when I started blogging.
Here is the link to IndieGogo. I can promise you that every cent you donate will go to a good cause, as you can see from the wonderfully designed pie chart on the IndieGogo page. Thanks, Dad.
We really need any support we can get. As I write this, we have only raised $2,125 of our ideal $55,000 budget. I highly encourage you to go to those links and, at the very least, consider making a donation. You are not only helping me, but many kids and teens all over the United States. I believe that this film has the power to make a difference.
But I need your help to get there.