• The Reason I Jump - Jim on location at Dungeness

    Jim on location at Dungeness

  • The Reason I Jump - Jim being filmed at Ouse Valley Viaduct

    Jim being filmed at Ouse Valley Viaduct

  • The Reason I Jump - Amrit at her solo exhibition in Delhi

    Amrit at her solo exhibition in Delhi

  • The Reason I Jump - Joss at Colourscape in Clapham, London

    Joss at Colourscape in Clapham, London

The Reason I Jump

Premiered and Audience Award Winner at Sundance 2020. Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, 'The Reason I Jump' is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people.

Very challenging project to record the audio as we had 3 recorders at the same time, one for the sync sound and two for the 360 ambisonics microphones for ambiance. Each 360 mic had they own recorder as they were placed on different location while filming.

Directed by Jerry Rothwell | Produced by Met Film Prod.; BFI Film Fund; Runaway Fridge Prod.; The Ideas Room and Vulcan Productions