published on 01 April 2016
Sam, a 21 year old computing student and Well Aware volunteer, wrote Sam’s Song several months ago to raise awareness of Autism and Asperger Syndrome by sharing his experience.
Well Aware coordinated the production of the music video to coincide with Autism Awareness Week. Well Aware is a free health and wellbeing information and signposting service that specialises in connecting people with activities and services in their local community. The Well Aware website has more than 6,000 entries and covers Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
During his summer vacation from City of Bath College last year, Sam volunteered to help keep Well Aware’s database of services up to date. One Well Aware staff member said;
“We were really impressed by Sam’s talents as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. We wanted to help him promote this fantastic song, because his message of diversity and acceptance can resonate with everyone. Sam is a real inspiration and it’s been a pleasure working with him.”
The music video was directed and produced by Florence Pellacani and was filmed by Florence at several locations across Bristol. Sam’s song is also available on iTunes.