|The Story of Luke is is currently in theaters|
and available on Itunes and On Demand.
“The Story of Luke” is not just any movie about autism; it’s a movie that can give the viewer a look into a world that can often be strange and mysterious to an outsider.
When I first decided to watch “The Story of Luke” I was mildly interested as a movie buff. Than a few minutes later I was already on my Facebook mobile posting a status…
“5 minutes into The Story of Luke and I'm hooked. I need to tell the movie company though that The Story of Kerry is set whenever they are ready for a sequel!”
Going with the theme of being hooked, I would learn while watching the film, Luke and I share a lot of similarities. We are both 25, both on the autism spectrum and both are looking for a relationship. What I related to most perhaps and more importantly is that we are both trying to find ourselves in a world that is full of things that can be sensory intense and can create sensory overload for us at times. I was happy to have had the opportunity to see this film.
In 2010, when I started consulting for the film ”Joyful Noise” for a character Walter, who was a teenager with Asperger's, I couldn’t help think how amazing it would be to consult for a character who is an adult on the spectrum. Now with Luke, I ended up finding a character that was different from anyone I ever reviewed. A big part of that was based off his authenticity he brought from his words to his actions.
|Kerry at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, with actor Dexter Darden who played Walter Hill, a teenager with asperger syndrome in the 2010 motion picture Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.|
One of the big high points for me was that the movie and specifically Luke’s character wasn’t overshadowed by his autism. His character showed that regardless of having autism or not we all have struggles that we have to overcome. Sometimes people look at those with autism like they are a completely different species... Luke is a living testament that that couldn’t be any farther from the truth.
This movie was a breath of fresh air. It is one of the few movies out there today that shows autism in a positive light. The fact that it was a comedy made it even more entertaining to watch. The jokes were spot on and the presence of Seth Green really helped the movie’s overall caliber/credibility in that department.
I hope people will share this movie as a legitimate source to help spread awareness for autism. Our community will be a lot better for seeing this film. Speaking as someone on the spectrum, I believe this movie will make for a better world for those on or off the spectrum in relating to an autism diagnosis. I’m grateful and thankful for that…