Neurotypical (2011)


Neurotypical is a 2011 documentary film directed by Adam Larsen.

The film shows perspectives on life from the viewpoint of individuals on the autism spectrum. Neurotypical was shot mostly in North Carolina and Virginia.

Edited into P.O.V. Neurotypical in 2013.


Neurotypical is an unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioural differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the “neurotypical” world – the world of the non-autistic – revealing inventive adaptations on each side and an emerging critique of both what it means to be normal and what it means to be human.


  • Wolf Dunaway as himself.
  • Violet as herself.
  • Nicholas as himself.
  • Paula as herself.
  • Maddi as herself.
  • John as himself.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Adam Larsen.
  • Producer(s):
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
    • Darren Morze.
    • Michael Wall.
  • Cinematography:
    • Adam Larsen.
  • Editor(s):
    • Adam Larsen.
  • Production:
  • Distributor(s):
    • Janson Media (2013) (USA) (video).
    • Janson Media (2015) (USA) (video).
  • Release Date: March 2011 (Thessaloniki Documentary Festival).
  • Running Time: 52 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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