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Major Dodson Discusses Tyson’s Run

By March 1, 2022July 7th, 2022No Comments

Actor and Autism Self-Advocate, Major Dodson, Discusses His Audition for Tyson's Run

JUSTLY recently sponsored a live event hosted by the Flutie Foundation, featuring the cast and crew of Tyson’s Run, a coming of age story about a young man on the autism spectrum who’s goal is to run a marathon to gain the approval of his father.

We’ll be sharing insights from the film’s director, and cast members leading up to its theatrical release on March 11th.

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism provides direct financial support to families to relieve the financial burden of caring for a loved one with autism. Over its 20-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $15 million to schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people affected by autism. The Flutie Foundation also provides education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, and direct family support through its partnerships and special initiatives.
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Video Transcript

major

wasn’t hired

as the actor in the film because he was

on the spectrum

his parents his mother his father they

allowed him

to fulfill his dream of becoming an

actor

and he’s a very good actor

and major

audition for the role just like all the

162

boys who came in and auditioned for the

role and as a matter of fact

we meaning the casting director lisa

hamill and myself as the

writer director of the picture were

unaware

of his

autism the fact that he was on the

spectrum we didn’t know that all we knew

and what we experienced

was

a young man

very prepared to audition for a very

special role and he did a great job and

that’s how we got the role