Meet Jeremy the Dud! Jeremy is pretty cool. As the leading character in a short film, he creates substantial awareness in a meaningful and funny way. He helps to lift the lid on stereotypes about living with a disability.
Directed by Ryan Chamley, the film is a joint project between genU and Geelong’s Robot Army Productions.
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Jeremy the Dud is set in a world where nearly everyone has a disability. Those who don’t are treated with the same prejudice, stigma and condescending attitudes that people with disabilities face in our own society.
It’s a film that flips social norms to point out how badly we can sometimes treat people. It’s an important reflection on how we act as a society.
On top of that, it’s authentic. Besides the 2 “duds”, we were able to create exciting opportunities for genU clients. Everyone on camera from the main cast to the background extras are people with disabilities. The cast included about 20 extras, as well as major roles for Chris Van Ingen and Chloe Hayden, who are both well connected to genU.
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