"The magic of LOUIS MOREL"
My friend Louis Morel, a writer and artist, is afflicted with Asperger Syndrome, and isn't afraid to talk about it. We originally met through a charity Ambitious About Autism, who sponsored us to make a film about Louis and his views on life. His main complaint is about sensory overload, an approach we echoed in our psychedelic melting-pot of animation styles. The resulting film, The Magic of Louis Morel, screened at festivals across Europe, was featured in the daily mail, and helped raise awareness and understanding of Louis' condition.
Recently we collaborated on another project detailing his love for videogames, which Louis sees as a rare opportunity for him to leave his room and travel to exotic lands. The challenges and rewards of videogames became a microcosm for Louis' irrepressible optimism surrounding life, and resulted in another surprisingly inspiring and uplifting short film.