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The Autistic Me blog launched in 2007. This podcast extends the blog and allows us to reach a wider audience. Episodes often feature autistic guests, speaking about their life experiences. 

Mar 9, 2022

Since 2010, there have been at least three dozen significant autistic characters in feature films and four dozen autistic characters in literary fiction. And, of course, we’ve also seen more autistics on series television. “The Good Doctor,” “Atypical,” and Amazon’s new series “As We See It” are just three quick examples of series with autistic lead characters.

Today we will be discussing the new feature film Tyson’s Run with writer-director Kim Bass and the film’s star, Major Dodson.

Tyson’s Run follows fifteen-year-old autistic Tyson Hollerman as he attends public school for the first time. While helping his father, the school’s head football coach, clean up during the team’s practice, Tyson befriends champion marathon runner Aklilu. Tyson becomes determined to run his first marathon in hopes of winning his father's approval.

Tyson’s Run will open in theatres on March 11, 2022.

Tyson’s Run website: 

Major Dodson - Tyson Hollerman

MAJOR DODSON is best known for his role of Sam Anderson on AMC’s International smash hit series “The Walking Dead.” Other projects include LEFT BEHIND, “American Horror Story,” and “Revolution.” Dodson is currently featured in the inspirational drama TYSON’S RUN in theaters Spring 2022. Dodson currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

Kim Bass - Writer & Director

Bass is an Emmy-nominated screenplay and teleplay writer best known for his work on “In Living Color,” “Sister, Sister” and the Nickelodeon sitcom “Kenan & Kel.” During his over twenty-five year career, Bass has worked as a writer for almost all of the major Hollywood studios and television networks as well as many prominent and independent film and television production companies including: Warner Brothers Studios; Twentieth Century Fox Studios; Disney Studios; Sony Pictures Studios and others. Currently, Bass is in post-production on his latest film, HeadShop, and pre-production on a faith-based Christmas film, Mother Johnson's Miracle Christmas, scheduled to begin principal photography in the spring of 2022.