Work / Film

Will Robson-Scott’s great short follows a skateboard enthusiast with Asperger’s

I can only speak for British TV but there’s a frustrating genre of documentaries based on a great idea that are either mishandled or manipulated for ratings-grabbing purposes. Well TV commissioners take note, it is possible to make a genuinely touching and interesting piece without being exploitative, as Will Robson-Scott has just proved. His new short Graeme follows a skateboard obsessive with Asperger’s Syndrome but more than that it’s a study of passion and identity through the prism of an often-discussed but still misunderstood condition.