I AM DYSLEXIC - Short Animated Student Film

A young dyslexic child falls into a world made entirely out of books. Alone in the environment, he is forced to climb a mountain representing the education system.

The animated short film I AM DYSLEXIC expresses what it feels like to have a learning difference in our current school system. Those with learning differences should be proud of who they are and should never be made to feel alone. The film uses strong metaphors to portray these emotions, as we follow a little boy in his journey to climb a mountain in a world made of books.

I AM DYSLEXIC is a student animated short directed, produced and written by Mads Johan Øgaard and Katie Wyman. We are both Dyslexic and have both experienced different ways in which the school system tries to deal with dyslexic students, the good and the bad. We have made this film in the hopes of giving individuals who experience learning difference something to relate to. Something to say; "Yes, this is a tough journey, but you're not alone and you can overcome the struggle!". This is content that many of us did not have growing up. Hence why we want as many people to see this film as possible, in the hopes it will give someone the courage to keep going.

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I AM DYSLEXIC - (short film completed Jul 2016).
• Directed & Produced by - Mads Johan Øgaard and Katie Wyman.
• Music by -Mari Hajem
• Sound Production:
Thomas Bottolfsen, Eivind Hajem and Åsmund Røst Wien
• 3D Team:
Ben Langham,
Phillip Banko, Joseph Chalmers, Aaron Donlon, Juraj Tomori, Holly Herbert, Josh Wibberley, Andrea Patruno.
• 2D Team:
Clara Anganuzzi, Prawta Annez, Anna Bohac, Philippa Borman, Becca Bright, Grayling Breckon, Rachel Denton, Hannah Edge, Gregory Edwards, James Folland, Leigh Juggins, Naomi Hayes, Holly Herbert, Becky Hill, Elisabeth Horne, Pippa Humphrey , Sam Humphreys, Christopher Hunt, Anni Kaikkonen, Tim Lewis, Kathryn Man, Alasdair Montgomery, Becky Moritz, Elitsa Nedyalkova, Robin Neylan-Francis, Ryan Orgill, Luke O'Sullivan, Karolina Papp, Luke Platt, Connor Schrader, Alice Seatherton, Kiah Seifert-Craggs, Sam Stainer, Rebekah Truscott, Thomas Wallis, James White and Lucie Zix.
• VFX Team:
Calum Meyer,
Kylie Kamanga, Chris Lewin, Harry Orford, Rob Owen and Dominic Taylor.
• Additional Contributors:
Martin Burn, Judy Helene Fagernes, Sophie Rippington


More of us:

Mads Johan Øgaard:
Website: https://www.madsjohanogaard.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsjohanogaard/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadsJohanOgaard
Facebook (art): https://lnkd.in/dVKymRj

Katie Noel Wyman:
Website: www.katiewyman.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonzlydoo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonzlyDoo

The musician Mari Hajem:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marihajemmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Marihajem
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mari-hajem
Spotify: https://goo.gl/LM5KwT

I AM DYSLEXIC's Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAMDYSLEXICfilm
Facebook: https://goo.gl/Rr2uaL
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/248179200

The film has won at the following festivals:
(Winner of 2016 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for Animation Student Short)
(Winner of 2016 Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival for best short film)
(Winner of the 2017 FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival for best short film)
(Winner of the Royal Television Society (South West) Animation Awards 2017)
(Winner of the 2017 Oxford International Film Festival for "Best student film" award)
(Winner of the Royal Television Society finals 2017 "Undergraduate craft skills - production design" award )
(Winner of 2017 Nottingham International Film Festival for best student film award)
(Winner of 2017 Nottingham International Film Festival best animation award)
(Winner of 2017 Liverpool Independent Film Festival best animation award)
(Winner of 2017 Liverpool Independent Film Festival best student film award)
(Winner of 2017 One-Reeler Short Film Competition Best Animation Short award)
(Winner of 2017 One-Reeler Short Film Competition Best Concept Art award)

We received a Special Mention at the following festivals:
(Jury Special Mention 2017 Manchester Film Festival for Outstanding Animation)

Finalists at the following festivals:
(Finalist 2017 Moving Pictures Festival for International short film)
(Finalist 2017 I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for Short (Cortometrajes))"

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