The Limits of My World follows a nonverbal young man’s transition from the school system into adulthood. Brian has autism and faces the daily challenges of adjusting to his new life. Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, this documentary seeks to understand Brian’s personality beneath his disability. The Limits of My World is an autistic coming of age story, exploring what it means to be a nonverbal disabled person in a neurotypical society.


2018, 70 mins, Documentary



  • Jury Prize, Alameda International Film Festival, Veteran's Memorial Building - Alameda, CA, November 2018

  • Best Documentary Feature, Venice Film Week, La Casa del Cinema - Venice, Italy, August 2018

  • Best DocumentaryMassachusetts Independent Film Festival, The Regent Theater - Arlington, MA, August 2018

  • Best Documentary Feature, Somerville International Film Festival, Somerville Theater - Somerville, MA, July 2018

  • Top Project Award, New England Graduate Media Symposium - Boston, MA, March 2018



  • Severe Autism Film Series, National Council on Severe Autism - Virtual Screening, November 2021

  • Canadian Premiere, Autism Canada - Virtual Screening, October 2021

  • Autism Unlimited Watch Party - Virtual screening, April 2021

  • Human Rights Film+ Series, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut - Virtual Screening, Storrs, CT, March 2021

  • Madison Area Arts Council - Madison, SD, January 2020

  • Garrison Forest School, G. Peter O'Neill Middle School - Owings Mills, MD, November 2019

  • Elon University, Turner Theater - Elon, NC, November 2019

  • WXXI's Move to Include Initiative, The Little Theater - Rochester, NY, November 2018

  • Pluralities Conference, San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA, November 2018

  • Orlando Film Festival, Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe - Orlando, FL, October 2018

  • Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, Ridgefield Library - Ridgefield, CT, October 2018

  • Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, Angelika Pop Up @ Union Market - Washington, DC, October 2018

  • Bright Lights Film Series, Emerson College - Boston, MA, October 2018

  • Awareness Film Festival, LA Live Regal Cinemas - Los Angeles, CA, September 2018

  • docLAHOMA Film Festival, Paramount Theater - Oklahoma City, OK, July 2018

  • Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Studio Skoop - Ghent, Belgium, May 2018

  • Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, 3 Rivers Museum - Muskogee, OK, April 2018

  • Independent Film Festival Boston, Somerville Theater - Somerville, MA, April 2018