Student with Cerebral Palsy Edits Film with Nose and Feet
Written by Project Inspired | March 4, 2013
University of Rhode Island student Andrew Pilkington dreams of being a professional film director. A pretty lofty goal, but he’s getting off to a good start by having already wrapped his first feature-length film (many film students only do shorts while in school). The amazing part? Pilkington has cerebral palsy, which means he cannot fully use his fingers or arms. Instead, he edited his film using his nose and toes (he has a mouse that resembles a video game joystick and he uses his feet to control it).
He uses the same method on his iPhone. “What’s great about this simple technology is that it gives people with disabilities an opportunity to compete in today’s workforce and completely assimilate into today’s society — it really breaks down the wall,” Pilkington told RamCigar.com.
Check out the video below for a brief glimpse into his world:
Also inspiring? He’s written a second feature-length screenplay (again using his nose) and currently acts as the president of his own media company, Ruby Andromedia Productions, that focuses on producing independent films. Wow!
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