David Mamet wrote a book about the film industry called "Bambi versus Godzilla".
Mamet [associates] “ignorance of or indifference to social norms” and “high intelligence” with a form of autism known as Asperger’s syndrome that, he writes, ... “sounds to me like a job description for a movie director.”
Individuals with autism and talented movie directors alike also frequently exhibit tremendous acuity in "visual thinking". Author Temple Grandin, who has autism, wrote a book called "Thinking in Pictures." Oh. So did movie director John Sayles. heh.
The first two youtubes are homemade videos/visual experiments, by individuals diagnosed with some variation of autism. The third one, well, diagnosis or not? Give me a break.
Found on youtube and I'm very impressed.
Yep, this filmmaker is just getting started, but there's all the signs of high visual and interest in making movies.
So I really wish I could sit down for half an hour with this guy's MOM:
Actually, I think David Lynch would be just a bit impressed with what the first two directors did with zero budget.
And the language used, the disjointed thoughts? Knowing her and arms that bend back and pretty songs from birds? I watched this three times and thought, hey, with just a little bit of floortime and ABA therapy, Lynch's dream creatures could be, well, one of us.