Joey Travolta sets up local film camp

July 11, 2011 7:40:52 PM PDT
The elder brother of actor John Travolta brought his Hollywood skills to the Bay Area.

It's lights, camera and action for young people who are participating in a film camp led by actor and director Joey Travolta.

What makes Travolta's camp unique is that all the kids have autism or other developmental disabilities.

The kids wrote scripts, acted and will help edit the movies. Travolta said the kids are wonderful to direct.

"kids with autism have no fear," Travolta said. "They just go for it. There's a lot of kids...they act like 'Oh, I don't want to do that.' The kids with autism jump right into it."

In 2006, Travolta produced a full-length documentary about autism.

The movies made by the local kids will premier in the fall at St. Mary's College.


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