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October 12, 2019

KSC-120 Doug Cole joins Mike Barnett and I to discuss his groundbreaking new film “Making Sense”!!!

KSC-120 Doug Cole joins Mike Barnett (KSC-044) and I to discuss his groundbreaking new film "Making Sense"!!!

“Making Sense” is intended to be the first independent feature film to represent five elements of disability played by disabled actors themselves.  The film explores the realities of disability through five characters – each lacking one of the five primary senses – sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell.  These characters, ranging from quadriplegic college student to an elderly blind man, overcome societal challenges and personal fear to successfully participate in a series of experiments aimed at uncovering senses that border on the "superhuman".  The film is envisioned as a cross between “On Golden Pond” and “Stranger Things”, using a mixture of humor, science fiction and poignant moments to leave the audience with a different perception of the abilities of the disabled.

Doug Cole - Executive Producer and Writer

Doug served in strategic marketing communication leadership positions for the Hewlett-Packard Company for nearly fourteen years and is currently a science communicator for the J.R. Simplot Company.  Under his tenure, HP launched its branded entertainment program with high-profile relationships including DreamWorks Animation, the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, MTV, and Gwen Stefani.  Doug teamed with Academy-Award winning documentary director Ben Shedd on a Make-A-Wish film titled "Star Waiters" which won the 2009 Make-A-Wish National Foundation Infinite Award for being the best wish out of 13,200 wishes granted.  He is an advocate for inclusion for those with disabilities and serves as Volunteer Vice President and Co-Founder of IncludeAbility Inc, a 501(c)3 charity.


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