People are becoming more aware of autism, the mysterious condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Carly Fleischmann, a 17 year old who was diagnosed with severe autism at age 2, has made it her life mission to help educate people around the world about the truths and myths of autism since finding her voice at age 10.

In Carly's Voice - Breaking Through Autism, a recent book co-authored with her father Arthur Fleischmann, Carly offers insights and explanations for what the world sees as the unusual behaviour of those living with autism. And now, thanks to Carly's Café (http://carlyscafe.com), an interactive web video, people can experience firsthand the autism experience and better understand how even the simplest outing (visiting a coffee shop) can quickly becoming overwhelming for those with autism.

Inspired directly by Carly's writing (on p. 362 of the book), Carly's Café is a unique online experience that allows users to navigate a virtual café, with the same distractions and pressures that Carly would experience.

Carly’s Café was created by john st., directed by OPC’s newest director, Miles Jay, edited by Chris Murphy at Relish, and the interactive experience developed by Heung Lee at Ransom, Profit. Five videos have been programmed to play simultaneously, so that the user can explore five different angles of the café by simply moving their mouse.

Carly is the daughter of Arthur Fleischmann, President & Partner at Toronto-based advertising agency john st.

Director - Miles Jay Editor - Chris Murphy DOP - Chris Mably Colourist - Wade Odlum VFX Artist - Sean Cochrane Executive Producer - Harland Weiss Executive Producer - Donovan Boden Line Producer - Dennis Beier Audio Director - Stephanie Pigott Phantom Tech - Brent J. Craig Composer - Rob Simonsen Casting - Michael Stephenson Logo Design - Jan Avendano AGENCY CREDITS Creative Directors - Angus Tucker, Stephen Jurisic Creative Team - Kelly Uman, Marie Richer Producer - Ryan O'Hagan Technologist - Marc Cattapan
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