SAM DOWNIE is an autistic award-NOMINATED filmmaker.
He’s also a prolific speaker on Autism, Epilepsy, Disability and Mental Health, by talking about it, openly.
Despite the struggles he faces living on the Autistic spectrum ( such as discrimination and not being understood ), Sam has achieved what many filmmakers aspire to do, which is, to develop, shoot, edit and screen award-winning films, using a combination of skills, talent and techniques.
Sam has taken part in many projects to develop films, such as the Different Voices Neurodiversity Film project from Biggerhouse Film and 104 Films the leaders in Disability Films for Cinema and TV.
As an Actor and Presenter with Autism / Epilepsy, he’s been on stage, behind the mic and on screen, for over two decades, appearing on TV drama’s such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Teachers, Coronation St, The House of Elliot.. He’s been on stage at the world famous Bristol Old Vic in various productions… He’s been on TV as a Presenter and Guest on Click (BBC News), The Gadget Show (Channel 5), ITV News… and Sam’s also been a Presenter and Guest on various Podcasts including MacBreak Weekly (TWiT TV), Tekzilla (Revision 3 / Discovery TV), Inside Mac Radio, and of course his own Podcast’s Bristol Sounds and Tech:Casts (which you can find on this very website – just CLICK HERE to Listen ).