A Neurodivegrent Aesthetic in Cinema


At 8pm, on the 12th of November, DYSPLA released their introductory video analysis of the relationship between neurodivergence and cinematic methodology at the Opening Gala of the Earls Court Film Festival.
Please visit this link to read an article by our founder Lennie Varvarides about the NDA, Cinema and imagination: Dyslexics Play Better - Imagination is the most advanced human faculty.

The Earls Court Film Festival have generously donated seed funding in support of the DYSPLA_residency, a development program for neurodivergent storymakers.

This introductory analysis explores the relationship between neurodivergent conditions, such as dyslexia, and some of our most celebrated Auteurs within Cinema Industry. We have found this strong relationship links neurodivergent traits and cinematic methodology and has lead us to believe that neurodivergent cognitive functioning is a necessity in creating innovative cinema.



This analysis of cinematic history features work by the following neurodivergent #StevenSpielberg, #AlfredHitchcock, George Lucas, #SteveMcQueen, #TimBurton, #StanleyKubrick, #QuentinTarantino, #MartinScorsese, #OrsonWelles, #GuyRitchie, #RidleyScott, #MichaelBay, Woody Allen, #SpikeLee, #DavidLynch, #BillyWilder, #CharlieChaplin, #DavidLean, Francis Ford Coppola, #NicolasWindingRefn, #ZackSnyder, #GuyRitchie, #SylvesterStallone, #JoeWright,

altDisney, #JFLawton, #AlejandroIñárritu and #JimJarmusc
“ Out of the curve of the imagination, all things are born — we all know that. We all know humans are innately creative and that creativity is not limited to a specific type of person. You are creative. You can imagine. You can make. You take comfort in this and so you should. Yet, there is evidence that a high number of filmmakers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, are dyslexic or identify as Neurodivergent. As the founder of DYSPLA, you will hear me shamelessly say that, “Dyslexics make better Storymakers”, I have built DYSPLA on this premise; on this belief that “better” exists and difference is the key, because, if all humans have an imagination, it is only one’s difference that will set their imagination apart...”


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