by ADN

July 15, 2014


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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” enjoyed a premier screening last Wednesday, before its release this Friday,  at the Zanuck Theater, Los Angeles. Among the crew members were six individuals  from Exceptional Minds digital arts academy for young adults with autism.

They were part of the post-production crew for the 20th Century Fox movie.

Exceptional Minds is a nonprofit vocational school for young people with autism who are preparing for careers in the digital arts fields.

Graduating students Patrick Brady, Christopher Chapman, Arielle Guthrie, Lloyd Hackl, Eli Katz and Kevin Titcher were hired on contract for post-production work on several shots used in the making of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

Ryan Stafford, the film’s visual effects producer with 20th Century Fox told:

“Upon meeting the students, and seeing all their inspired work and devotion to their craft, I knew they would be a great fit for (post-production) for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’”

Exceptional Minds is a 501C nonprofit vocational school that started in September 2011 by professionals in the movie industry to help young adults with autism transition from high school into careers in the digital arts.

In June, the six students were part of the first graduating class of Exceptional Minds.

You can read more about  Exceptional Minds on their website here

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