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2022 Nominees

Love on the Spectrum

Northern Pictures Pty Ltd


- Lifestyle

One of the main reasons for wanting to make the first season was to help audiences understand just how diverse the autism spectrum is. By telling the participants' stories in their own voices, and putting real people front and center of a series, it was a great opportunity to bust some of the myths and misconceptions about autism. Often misconceptions come from people anchoring their ideas of autism around a particular character from a fictional film or TV show. That’s not to say that films and TV shows shouldn’t feature autistic characters, but the more diversity there is in that representation of autism the better. Having the opportunity to make a second series meant we had a chance to further explore the diversity of the spectrum, and to introduce some great new participants to audiences. It was great the first season was so well received, and it’s no doubt because of the people on the screen.