The actress with Down syndrome wowing Hollywood – and she’s coming to Australia
“Jamie Brewer is best known to Australian audiences for her breakout role in the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning TV series American Horror Story. In it, the 31-year-old actress from California plays Adelaide ‘Addie’ Langdon, the daughter of Jessica Lange’s terrifying Constance.
“We’re on the back foot in terms of inclusion and diversity in film making in Australia,” says Genevieve Clay-Smith, founder of Bus Stop Films and the 2015 AWW Qantas Women of the Future competition winner. Genevieve is hoping that bringing Jamie to Australia to work on a Bus Stop project being made by 11 of her students will go a long way towards changing that.
“Jamie is a great source of inspiration,” says Genevieve, who’s not-for –profit Bus Stop Films teaches special needs students film-making. “We asked her to be in our film and meet the students and she agreed.”
Genevieve first met Jamie last year while in Los Angeles for a film festival, and knew straight away Jamie would be perfect for her dance film, Kill Off. Getting Jamie on board would also raise awareness about the hot-button issue of inclusiveness in film making.”