Filmmaker Kire Paputts is continuing his goal of challenging perceptions of people with disabilities in modern media with his second project of this theme, “The Rainbow Kid.” Both the protagonist and the actor who plays him have Down syndrome. With his production, Paputts hopes to raise awareness of the need for actors with disabilities in TV and film to “[portray] people with special needs realistically and honestly… Paputts is hoping to finance the film using crowd-funding via a Kickstarter campaign. Presently, $34,000 has been raised towards a goal of $200,000. The fundraiser ends April 14th.
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