Sunday, November 19All That Matters

A man who stutters is forced to drive a voice-activated car. A short film inspired by my failed attempts talking to Siri, as someone who stutters.

A man who stutters is forced to drive a voice-activated car. A short film inspired by my failed attempts talking to Siri, as someone who stutters.

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  • Evilteddy7

    A very powerful short film. You and your teams should be incredibly proud. I work as a software engineer and this has done a great job of reminding me how important accessibility is to my work. Thank you for that reminder.

  • Glittahsparkles

    I wasn’t expecting to finish this, but I became invested very quickly. I felt anxious, frustrated, and happy all within twelve minutes. I work in a customer facing job most of the time, and I do my best to accommodate without being hand-holdy or condescending, this made me reconsider, and want to reach out to communities to see how I should handle situations like this the best.

    Very good work with this.

  • AdamDoesDC

    Absolutely profound in its simplicity. Forget the composition which is 10/10, your storytelling is on another level. As someone with a loved one who came to this country and had to learn a second language and with a severe stutter, I’m deeply moved by what they went through through your lens.

    Please keep doing what you’re doing and enter this film.

    Moreover, and closer to things I’m related to, this would absolutely be great in your reel for corporate film.

    Got some socials you can link?

  • foxbase

    So many people who develop any kind of service should really be shown how difficult it can be to get around with an accessibility issue. I’ll just gov a recent example. I had to make a wire transfer through my bank recently to pay for a major surgery. I knew the bank required voice verification, so I made sure to put the transfer through before surgery. The surgery itself is such that I would be in the ICU for as long as it takes and severely limited in my ability to speak.

    Unfortunately, the transfer didn’t go through (human error) and I got the message about it while I was in the ICU. Thankfully the doctors were kind enough to proceed with the operation even though payment hadn’t gone through, but can you imagine if I just got cut off of all support post surgery because of this banking issue. No medicine for pain, swelling, antibiotics, feeding tube etc.

    So thankfully after I exited the ICU I was able to attempt to resolve the issue with my bank. I tried to do it online but they refused. I spent several days attempting to call the bank and explain the situation, but because I literally couldn’t speak I kept getting handed off to other representatives who also didn’t explain the situation. This was not good for my recovery.

    There was no way for my bank to verify the transfer as someone who couldn’t physically speak. There was no way for me to see the status without calling (for “security reasons”). There was no way for me to follow up with previous calls, even though we had a chat and audio record for everything discussed.

    I wish I could report this somewhere. This nearly killed me and surely was not good for my recovery. And I was just dealing with this disability temporarily.

  • yuvalraveh

    I have a mild stutter and also english is not my native language so i have a noticeable accent. I had mostly unsuccessful attempts at voice commands and decided to wait until yue technology improves, it’s not worth the frustration.

  • XertXert

    Simple yet absolutely engaging, powerful, and profoundly moving.

    I was overcome with emotion when he got the last five words out. The final scene is a wonderful mix of music, framing far for separation and then in close for confidence and compassion. Seeing all the unspoken dialogue happening in the actor faces.

    Positively wonderful.

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