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June 10, 2016 Photo credit: Michele Mossop


Jamie Brewer, the star of US television hit American Horror Story, flew to Australia in late May to spend a weekend making a short film, just south of Sydney. Filming finished ahead of schedule – usually unheard of – and so far, the director says, the rushes look fantastic.

Brewer has Down Syndrome and 11 of the crew have intellectual disabilities. They’re also students at director Genevieve Clay-Smith’s Bus Stop Films production company.

“That weekend dispelled a few stigmas about inclusion, both on a film set and in the workforce generally, that it’s too hard to employ a person with a disability, that it will compromise on quality, and that it will slow things down.”


Full article on the Australian Financial Review