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I'm Arran Bull and I am an animation masters student currently developing a TV pilot for a show called "Psychic Maria".

It's about a teenage autistic girl with psychic powers learning to control her powers while fighting society aliens and getting through school. The pilot revolves around her and her neuroptypical sister Sam, who is also psychic, fighting cats in a night club to get Maria's stolen city pop record back. It will be aimed at 7-15 year olds but I want the show to be enjoyable to all ages.

As an autistic male, I was hoping if I could please get some feedback from any autistic women to make sure how authentic Maria's character is.

Here's the link to the script: drive.google.com/.../view

Maria is impulsive and happy-go-lucky when it comes to action and her special interests, but is shy when it comes to social interactions and gets very easily overwhelmed when something doesn't go as planned. As an autistic male, I chose to centre around a female autistic protagonist due to the lack of representation. But I also want the representation to be right. So please, any honest feedback would be helpful.

Maria was also in my final year short film from my bachelor's degree. Here it focuses on sensory overload and female masking on autistic girls:

I look forward to hearing your response and I hope I can deliver an entertaining pilot that helps spread awareness on autism in women.

~ Arran Bull
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