Disability and arts News and blogs Charlies acting experience This is one of our Orpheus students, Charlie, who worked alongside Portsmouth university to act in a short film. We were approached by Portsmouth to supply an actor for a short film called "Milo" about a young autistic man who wants to have a sleep-over away from home with a 'girlfriend'. He chooses to sleep in a tent in the garden with the proviso that if he feels uncomfortable, he can easily go home. Charlie admires this girl from afar, never plucking up the courage to speak to her, yet he wants, in his words, 'to be friends'. However, she decides it would be more fun to take him to a party against his will and there he encounters many tough moments. The Comedy was filmed in two different AirBNBs where Charlie was staying overnight, as well as in one of the Portsmouth University Film studios. The shoot was done extremely professionally and the team of 9 students who took on the responsibility of Director, production, cameramen, sound boom and writer hope to win a place at the BFI festival in London in July. Charlie was also lucky enough to attend a 2 hour course with the Big Fish Media Company for voice over artists. He was funded by a combination of the Mark Dower trust and the Ben Gorton fund. He had a whole day in Woking and not only had 2 hours with Fenella Fudge, an actress of BBC radio fame, but he also listened in on two voice over contracts with voices and clients from half way round the world. It really opened his mind to the far reaching scope and possibilities of radio work and the kind of path he wants to follow in the future. In this photo he is having a go at recording a voice over himself. Looks fun!