|Jon Blacker, Photographer
||Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 6:30 PM on 02.03.15
|->> I wanted to take a moment in an effort to further expand the reach of my social media net and let this group know about a project I'm working on, and one that you can help with.
I have the incredible opportunity to shoot a feature-length documentary film about an amazing 15 year old boy from Uxbridge, Ontario. Austin Riley is a marvel on the go kart track. He's only been racing for 8 seasons but is already a three-time champion. Not necessarily a big accomplishment until you learn that Austin has autism.
The film I'll be making will follow Austin, his father, his mechanic and his education assistant over the course of a 12 week road trip from his home town to Florida, New Orleans, Texas, California, BC, Alberta, and Manitoba before heading back home. There will be racing events at each of these stops, and between stops, they will be giving talks on autism awareness at local high schools along the route.
I have launched an Indiegogo funding campaign to help make this film possible. I invite you to visit the page, watch the tailer and consider making a donation; this truly is a remarkably inspiring story, and every contribution no matter how small helps get it closer to being told.