"Everyone has a sidecar, some are just
more obvious than others."
All of us have psychological and physiological qualities that shape
our perception and experience of the world we live in. While these
qualities do not define us, we carry them with us like a motorcycle
carrying a sidecar.
"Sidecars" is a short film that explores this idea by
documenting an unusual friendship between two extraordinary people.
Charming and cheeky, Justin is a teenager who has autism and wants
to be a "famous illustrator" when he grows up. Lyndsley
is Justin's art student who has the patience and optimism of a saint.
She also has her own "sidecar," which is a rare rheumatalogical
condition called Polymyositis. "Sidecars" is an intimate
portrait of two friends seeking identity outside of their diagnosis,
while learning from each other how to transform their struggle into
beautiful works of art that strengthen and inspire.
filmmaker: Ben Stamper