The world-first documentary exploring the intersection of gender identity & neurovariance
A Walking Fish Production from writer/director Naomi Ball.
Charlie (pronouns he/they) is a 15-year-old transgender teen who also has an autism diagnosis. Research shows that people on the spectrum are more likely to be trans or gender diverse, but little is known about why.
Who I Am follows Charlie’s social transition, with a realistic portrayal of the challenges faced when coming out to family, making friends, accessing healthcare, and learning self-love. The story is told through observational moments and Charlie’s own animated characters, The Fallens, coming to life. His mum and two younger siblings, also on the spectrum, act as important supporting guides into this vibrant family world.
World premiere: Auckland New Zealand, June 2022
Community & Festival screenings: From October 2023
Streaming available: February 2023 on TenPlay
Director/Producer: Naomi Ball
Producers: David Elliot-Jones, Cadance Bell
Cinematographers: Charles Alexander, Daniel Gallagher, Sky Davies, Gianna Mazzeo, Han Palmer, Flick Smith
Editor: Greta Robenstone
Animator: Juliet Rowe
Character Creator: Aether
Composer: Jake Richards
Sound mix, colour grade, online edit: Chris Mylrae
Graphics: Play On Play
Music by: MXMars, HANDSOME
Production Company: Walking Fish Productions