Redmesa native explores imagination in ‘The Thunderbird’
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Redmesa native explores imagination in ‘The Thunderbird’

Redmesa native Levi Harris and his business partner, Cole Squires, are working to get their film, “The Thunderbird,” made. Filmmakers Levi Harris and Cole Squires want to tell you a story. Harris, who grew up in Redmesa and now splits his time between here and Utah, said he wanted to make a movie about imagination, but it wasn’t until he started working with his partner, Cole Squires, that “The Thunderbird” really started to take shape. Harris “I knew I wanted to make something that was magical, something that involved imagination and something that was kind of pushing the boundaries of what’s real and what’s not,” Harris said. “One day, the idea just popped in. I was like, ‘You know what? I really want this to be about an autistic kid. I want to make it, not just about imagination, but that specific kind of imagination and wonder and specific point of view that somebody on the spectrum would have.’” At this point, he decided that he wanted to cast mainly actors on the autistic spectrum, something that is still relatively rare in the television and film industry. He said the industry is starting to open up when it comes […]

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