Mind My Mind: Don’t Judge Too Fast
Floor Adams (1980) is based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She has been an independent animator and illustrator since 2005. For the past six years, she worked on the film ‘Mind My Mind’.
Mind My Mind is a film about how having a brain that is wired differently may affect your social life, and particularly your love life. Flirting, sex and romantic relationships can be very challenging for people with autism, as they are associated with thousands of unwritten rules and exceptions.
Floor Adams: “The idea for this film was the result of my professional and personal experiences with people with an autism spectrum disorder. Chris, the main character, deals with his social and emotional limitations together with Hans, a little guy who lives inside Chris’s head and who serves as an information processor. In his own unique way, Hans tries to help Chris survive the social jungle, with sensory overload as their mutual enemy.”
Mind My Mind offers insight into the autistic mind: an abstract world for most people. The 2D hand-drawn animation, changing colour schemes, expressive lighting, dynamic pacing and original score add to this experience. It is a hopeful and optimistic film that encourages people to be patient with each other. It reminds us that if you don’t judge people too quickly, you might find something beautiful inside their heads.