PRODUCE AND REPRESENT A WORLD WITH DISABILITIES WITH NIC NOVICKI
Nic Novicki is an Actor/Comedian/Writer/director, who you may recognize from his television roles in HBO’s The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, as well as several feature films. But he is also becoming very well known for his passionate support of filmmaking that acknowledges disability and include at least one person with a physical or cognitive disability.
Nic launched the Disability Film Challenge in 2014 in response to seeing disabilities underrepresented both in front of and behind the camera. As someone with a disability, Nic created the challenge to give aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work and provide them with meaningful exposure.
The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate to tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms.
The film challenge is a weekend-long competition in which filmmakers write, produce and complete an original three-to-five minute films. Filmmaking teams receive an assigned genre along with a list of required props and locations. Teams are strongly encouraged to integrate story elements that acknowledge disability and include at least one person with a physical or cognitive disability.
Create films that represent the real world.
- Inspire change.
- Include people with disabilities.
- You have to actually DO it. Don’t just talk about it.
3 Tips to get going with the Easter Seals Disability Film Challenge
- Share and ask for help. Assemble your team through your social media.
- Whiteboard out all your resources.
Believe in yourself!
Disability Film Challenge – April 5-7, 2019
Thanks to Nick Novicki for joining us!
Music Credit: Scott Holmes Music Corporate-Business
Podcast Production: Porchlight Family Media