What is Angelman Syndrome ?

 The question everyone wants to know. This short film gives you an insight into what somebody with Angelman Syndrome is like and how it effects the individuals and their family or carers on a daily basis.
This rare genetic disorder effects families across the world and is often recognised by the persons very smiley and happy behaviour.

Behaviour in Angelman Syndrome

This film gives an insight into what behaviours are commonly seen in people with Angelman Syndrome. You get to hear from family’s who have adapted their lives to suit Angelman Syndrome and it’s characteristics. Some common behaviours include; determination, excitement, love of food, therefore grabbing food, pulling hair, stubborness, chewing clothes, a short attention span, hugging, and reaching out for objects and people in the surrounding environment.


Epilepsy affects 80% of people with Angelman Syndrome at some point in their lives. This film explains how people may be affected by Epilepsy, how they noticed it, when it occurred and how they treated it. It offers some brief advice on how to spot it and help get it diagnosed, along with describing what the most common types of seizure symptoms are.
Naturally, Epilepsy is a very complex subject so it’s important to treat each case differently. Please make sure you talk to your doctor if you think your child has any seizures. It’s very important to have it diagnosed and treated.

Communication – Part 1

Communication Part One offers an overview of what it might be like to communicate with somebody that has Angelman Syndrome. It briefly covers the various types of communication methods such as PODD books or Proloquo2go. Families give an insight into their experiences and Professionals advise on what to expect moving forward. The film highlights that individuals communicate in various ways and at different levels of interaction. Part two will take a more in depth look into communication.

Part two of ‘Communication’ is coming soon so keep a look out!!

Produced and directed by

Molly Brown,

Lottie Fox-Jones,

Music by

Audio Network