2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Asperger's Are Us

Saturday, March 19
2:15PM - 3:37PM

Alamo Lamar C
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Hashtags: #sxsw #aspiecomedydoc

For the members of the comedy troupe “Asperger’s Are Us,” it’s easier to associate with a faceless audience than with their own families. No matter who the crowd, best friends Noah, New Michael, Jack and Ethan have one simple mantra: “We would much rather the audience appreciate us as comedians than people who have overcome adversity.”

In this coming-of-age heartfelt documentary, this band of brothers finds themselves at a crossroad. With real life pulling them apart, they decide to plan one ambitious farewell show before they all go their separate ways. People with Asperger’s don’t deal well with uncertainty, and this is the most uncertain time in their lives.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Runtime: 82min

Director: Alex Lehmann

Executive Producer: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass

Producer: Sean Bradley, Chris Dowling, Alex Lehmann

Cinematographer: Alex Lehmann

Editor: Alex Lehmann

Sound Designer: Kyle Arzt

Music: Crystal Grooms Mangano

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Michael Urann, Co-Producer: Omar Cruz Rubio, Associate Producer: Sydney Fleischmann

Principal Cast: Noah Britton, New Michael Ingemi, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke


Alex is a cinematographer and first time director. His credits range from political docs to indie dramas to horror comedies involving 3D man-eating fish. He has shot theatrically distributed films for The Weinstein Company, Disney, and Roadside Attractions. Alex plans to direct more comedies, stating, “I may not be a funny person but I know a few.”

Sales Agent: Jessica Lacy - ICM Partners

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Josh Braun
Submarine Entertainment
(212) 625-1410

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Morgan Ressa



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