Jeremy the Dud is a short film that lifts the lid on disability, and creates substantial awareness in a meaningful and funny way.
Directed by Ryan Chamley, it’s a joint project between genU and Geelong’s Robot Army Productions.
One of the fundamental objectives of the film was to create exciting opportunities for genU clients.
We were able to include about 20 extras, as well as major roles for Chris Van Ingen and Chloe Hayden who are both well connected to genU.
Jeremy the Dud is set in a world where everyone has a disability, and those that don’t are treated with the same prejudice, stigma and condescending attitudes people with disabilities face in our own society.
It is a film that flips the social norm to point out how badly we can sometimes treat people.
On top of that, it’s authentic. Besides the two “duds”, everyone on camera from the main cast, to the background extras, are people with disabilities.
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