OSO Music Director Rosemary Thomson is the subject of a new documentary that is already making waves in the film, and in the neurodiversity worlds. “Shiny Objects: the Conductor with ADHD” follows the story of Rosemary’s 2019 diagnosis with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how this revelation has changed her life and her work. Directed by local filmmaker Gillianne Richards, who was herself diagnosed with the same condition during its making, the documentary was awarded top spot in the Best Inspirational Film category of the New York International Film Awards, and will receive its Okanagan premiere on Saturday, October 16 with a screening at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
Following the screening of the 40-minute documentary, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with Rosemary and experts from the film to discuss the condition and what it means to be a creative professional with ADHD, as well as allow for further discussion and support for the community on how to navigate and thrive with neurodiversity. This event is sponsored in part by the Associate President’s Students and Student’s Wellness Center of UBCO.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit both the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Opera Kelowna, the latter of which Rosemary Thomson is Artistic Director.
Shiny Objects - The Conductor With ADHD
Kelowna Premiere + Panel Discussion
Saturday October 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM
More information about Shiny Objects
Watch the trailer:
CBC Radio West with Sarah Penton