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Filmmaker Erik Kristopher Myers reached out to me about a new young filmmaker, to see if I might be interested in seeing his first project and interviewing him. I believe I will try to do both! Below is a little information on him and his project and where it is premiering. Hope to see you there.
     Autistic filmmaker James Billian has endeavored to make his first short.  It’s a DOCTOR WHO film called THE PUPPETS OF XYLOS.  He wrote and directed it, built props and sets, composed the score, and guided every aspect of the production.  The team was made up of volunteers, many of whom had never worked on a film before, and did so simply for the goal of helping him realize his dream.
     The film is premiering at the Knights of Columbus in Silver Spring on Saturday, July 16th.  There will be a Q&A after.  We invite area filmmakers and actors to come out, to support his work, and to widen his network as he moves forward with future projects.
     This is an opportunity for members of our local film community to cast a special light on neuro-diversity, and to encourage those with special needs to succeed.
     There are 2 screenings: The one at 4:30 will be sensory-friendly so bring the little ones to this. At 6 pm there will be a Q&A session followed by the 2nd screening. With 2 showings there is no excuse to miss it! Please RSVP if you can make it. $3-5 suggested donation to cover costs and future productions. See you there!
     Saturday, July 16 at 4 PM – 8 PM. The Knights of Coumbus “Columbian Room” 9707 Rosensteel Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-1157, United States


  1. 1 Alex

    James is a talented artist, with a vision exceeding any budget, or materials. He can imagine such vivid landscapes, and colorful language, while translating these into real-life production using only the basic things he has been able to gather/ purchase with the help of his team; primarily Margie Billian, and Margie Cuff. Go team Margie !
    Hopefully the caretakers, and staff involved with these projects don’t miss the opportunity to teach responsibility, planning, budgeting, and other life skills these kids need while relating to this project.

  2. 2 Noelie Angevine

    We’ll be there for sure!

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