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Actor embraces Tourette Syndrome, launches crowdfunding campaign for new film to spread awareness

Actor embraces Tourette Syndrome, launches crowdfunding campaign for new film to spread awareness

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01/27/2014

 
 New York City based William Day to produce short film, Jack & CarolNEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New York City based actor and filmmaker,William Day, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Rocket Hub to fund his production,
Jack &Carol
, a short film about outward confidence and internal inhibitions. With support from the NationalTourette Syndrome Association, Day seeks to raise $10,000 before the end of January 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/MN49226)"This project is very personal to me and something for which I have a great deal of passion." saidWilliam Day, who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 12. "Trying to succeed as an actor has been difficult. While my confidence as an actor and writer are undeniable, my inhibitions aboutmy Tourette Syndrome have hindered me throughout my career. Recently, I have decided toembrace this disorder and the story I want to tell is my own." William Day developed this project in hopes to change the way Tourettes is portrayed in film andhow people understand the disorder. Typically displayed as sudden outburts of profanity in movieslike
Deuce Bigelow
 and
500 Days of Summer 
, Day seeks to show a different side of the disorder, onethat's more nuanced and less obvious.
Jack & Carol
 is not just a film about Tourettes. It's a love storyfor anyone who has ever felt insecure about their own hidden afflictons.
Jack & Carol
 is charming piece, yet hauntingly poignant. It will not only be a beautiful cinematicendeavor, but also one that creates awareness and education for those that may be in the darkabout Tourette Syndrome and the internal struggles it causes. This film is a simple story about aseemingly confident and arrogant man of leisure. Yet, as we move closer into his mind, we find thathe has a secret. One that inhibits him on a daily basis. Can he overcome this inhibition in order tomeet the woman of his dreams?Crowdfunding enables people with great ideas to ask the general public for the funding they need to
Jack & Carol film. (PRNewsFoto/Jack & Carol)
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