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The Reason I Jump Discussion – Jan 25, 2021

Illuminating Conversation About the Documentary

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 25, 2021

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At the age of 13, Naoki Higashida wrote The Reason I Jump, about his experience as a nonspeaking autistic child. Now, director Jerry Rothwell has adapted Higashida’s book into an award-winning documentary – an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Continue reading The Reason I Jump Discussion – Jan 25, 2021

Categories Charity Host Philanthropy TV/Film Projects

Virtual Q&A Conversation for 92Y – Jan 24, 2021

The Reason I Jump

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 24, 2021

At the age of 13, Naoki Higashida wrote The Reason I Jump, about his experience as a nonspeaking autistic child

Now, director Jerry Rothwell has adapted Higashida’s book into an award-winning documentary – an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Director Jerry Rothwell, author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas), who co-translated Higashida’s book, and producer Stevie Lee join actor Damian Lewis (Homeland, Billions) for an illuminating conversation about the making of this extraordinary film.

Online Event – Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm ET – ticket are $10.00 – buy tickets here

92Y needs your help. They are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. Your ticket purchase helps sustain their beloved institution and supports the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to their community. Please consider donating today here.

Categories Charity Christmas Philanthropy

VIDEO: Carols by Candlelight Reading – Dec 17, 2020

Bethlehem by Carol Ann Duffy – Read by Damian Lewis

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 17, 2020

Damian’s part begins at about 6:24 in.

View photos of Damian’s reading in our Gallery here

Carols by Candlelight 2020, on behalf of the Alice Martineau Appeal for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, streamed their event this year for all of us to see! The pre-recorded virtual carol service was filmed at St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea and included the Winchester College Chapel Choir recording their carols from the legendary Abbey Road Studios.  Host Dame Judi Dench started off the event, followed by carols, anthems, and readings from Damian Lewis, Patrick Allerton, Luke Martineau, Emily Wilson, Jane Asher, David Haig, Jenny Agutter, Katie Melua, the Reverend Brian Leathard, and a message from David Ramsden, Chief Executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Please donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust here or text CAROLS5 to 70500 to donate £5 or CAROLS10 to donate £10.

For more information, please visit Cystic Fibrosis UK

Categories Charity Christmas Philanthropy Video

VIDEO: Place2Be Virtual Carol Concert – Dec 4, 2020

Advent 1955 by John Betjeman

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 4, 2020

Damian recites ‘Advent 1955’ at Place2Be’s 2020 virtual Carol Concert that was live-streamed from St. Marylebone Parish Church on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. BST.  Please donate to Place2Be here by clicking the yellow donate button in the upper right-hand corner. Then, once prompted, type ‘Carol Concert’ in the ‘Reason for Donation’ section. View photos of the event in our Gallery here.

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Categories Charity Christmas Philanthropy

Charlie Waller Trust Virtual Carol Service – Nov 21, 2020

Charlie Waller Trust: Mental Health Services

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 21, 2020

Join in for the first ever Charlie Waller Trust Virtual Carol Service, with readings from Damian Lewis, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Jenna Coleman, Chris Tarrant, Suki Waterhouse and more, with wonderful music from Vox Cordis and the Bradfield College and Elstree School choirs. The event will be live-streamed on their YouTube channel on Monday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. BST, 2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST, and 11:00 a.m. PST. Book your ticket now, here.

Tickets cost £25 per household and you will be sent details of how to tune in to the service as well as the downloadable Order of Service ahead of the event.

The Charlie Waller community includes renowned authorities on adolescent psychology, childhood anxiety and depression. For more information, please visit their website here.