Let Me Be Me, a documentary I wrote and co-directed, premiered at DOCNYC last week and will be distributed in North America by Greenwich Entertainment. Produced by Wavelength Productions.
This coming-of-age story focuses on Kyle Westphal, an isolated autistic boy who’s fascinated by fabric and emerges from an experimental autism treatment program to become a fashion designer. Westphal’s family looks back on twenty years of his development with candor and humor. The film combines observational footage, archival material, and animation to chronicle how a passion for fashion transformed Kyle and his family. – Thom Powers