Each year, about 6,000 babies are born in the U.S. with Down Syndrome, a genetic condition that alters the course of a child’s development.
Circle 21 is a Canadian-based non-profit organization that was founded in 2012 to help break down barriers, change perceptions and strengthen the Down Syndrome community by diffusing many of the stigmas people often associate with those diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
To help deliver this message, Circle 21, with the help of its volunteer agency, Juniper Park in Toronto, produced a documentary film called “Extra Ordinary.” The film follows two individuals with Down Syndrome, demonstrating how people with Down Syndrome can – and do – lead meaningful, happy lives.
The film was debuted earlier this month on World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) and has now been posted in its entirety on YouTube: www.extra-ordinaryfilm.com
. Please take the time to watch.
Agency: Juniper Park, Toronto
Client: Circle 21
Documentary Title: “Extra Ordinary”
Agency: Juniper Park
Executive Creative Directors, Partners: Terry Drummond, Alan Madill, Barry Quinn
Writer: Matt Hubbard
Art Director: Mike Schonberger
Designer: Ryan Teixeira
Agency Producer: Wendi Hamilton
Account Executive: Deniz Melen
Production House: Sons and Daughters
Director: David Quinn
Line Producer: Scott Houghton
Director of Photography: Chris Muir
Executive Producers: Dan Ford & Jeff Darragh
Editing House: Panic and Bob
Editor: Mariam Fahmy
Transfer Facility: Notch
Colourist: Jason Zukowski
Online Facility: Panic and Bob
Online Artist: Andrew Hobbs & Barry Potter
Audio House: Pirate Toronto
Audio Director: Chris Tait
Audio Producer: Tyna Maerzke
Original Music: Pirate Toronto
Engineer: Ian Boddy