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31 October 2016

Too much information.

by Andrew MacGregor

The National Autistic Society: “Interview” - 1 min 50s

The National Autistic Society once again compel us to view the world through someone else's eyes. This time, the viewer experiences a series of job interviews as an autistic candidate.

Pre-interview nerves are one thing, but imagine feeling as though everything is calibrated to put you off-balance once you enter the building… even someone stirring a mug of tea. Suddenly, sensory overload can turn an opportunity into an ordeal.

Knucklehead's The Dempseys show they're well-versed in this campaign's hallmarks with an absorbing treatment. A first-person perspective, subtle audio and visual distortions, and mounting unease push the senses, while a recognisable scenario is seen through a new and fraught perspective.

The ad encourages employers to think beyond their normal practices when meeting autistic applicants. Otherwise, they may miss out on the kind of talent that's already at a premium.

Film Production: Knucklehead Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: The Dempseys Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Bill James
Cinematographer: Sam Goldie
Grade: The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Design: Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Actor: Max Green

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