Autism, Cancer, Hospitals + Other Adventures
Recipient of the Gold Award
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
This short documentary is about Stephanie Lay, a single mother with a genetic history of cancer and her son, Bryce. He was diagnosed at two years old with severe autism.
His doctors said he would be institutionalized the rest of his life.
Her response to this harrowing diagnosis:
You don’t know what mother you put autism in front of.
I will fight this with every fiber of my being.
About the film
Lauren Shaw, Director
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The production team
Fine art photographer and filmmaker, Professor Emerson College, Director: About John, If They Had Known, Angkor’s Children, A Drop in the Bucket, Maine Women: Living on the Land
25 years of experience in domestic and international media production, with a career focus on educational content for children and families.
40-year experience as a lawyer and real estate developer, Executive Producer: Angkor's Children, A Drop in the Bucket
Digital Media faculty member at Harvard Extension School and Emerson College. Freelance video editor and motion graphic artist.
Patrick earned his BA in Visual Media Arts Production from Emerson College. Since graduating, he has worked as an event photographer, lighting technician, and director of photography. In his free time, he likes to shoot and process film on his favorite Minolta