Students from Exceptional Minds, a vocational school where autistic people learn professional special effects and computer animation skills, helped to create the closing credits for the Hollywood film Lawless:
Along with Exceptional Minds, students Patrick Brady, Lloyd Hackl and Anthony Irvin as well as Exceptional Minds instructor Josh Dagg are listed as titles layout artists in the film’s credit roll.
All eleven Exceptional Minds students were involved in the project, with three key students bringing the project to final completion: Patrick Brady, who has a background and interest in animation; Anthony Irvin, who excels in illustration; and Lloyd Hackl, whose acute perception and ability to recognize small discrepancies proved to be helpful in ensuring accuracy of names. The three are in their late teens or early 20s and diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
"Here's a non-profit organization that gives these uniquely challenged individuals a chance they wouldn't otherwise have - to do a job they excel in and love. The producers enjoy a competitive rate for needed services, get a tax deduction and derive real PR benefits. I call that a big win-win,” said Robert Hackl, Lloyd's father who was the post production supervisor and visual effects producer for Lawless.