A young "history fanatic" with autism has pulled together a team of actors to produce a Cold War radio drama that could soon be hitting the Wagga airwaves.
Riverina Community College student Damien Triulcio has been meticulously crafting his story since he was 14 years old, and has now brought that world into reality six years later.
Mr Triulcio said that single-mindedness was one of the advantages of being on the spectrum, since it gave him a fascination for the little historical details that others overlooked.
"One thing it has left me with is a massive love of detail. I try to weave as much realistic details into my stories as I can," he said.
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The Art Factory won a Create NSW grant for Mr Triulcio to get his project off the ground with actors from the School of Arts Community Theatre.
Mr Triulcio said managing teams and working with people had proved to be a "steep learning curve", but together they managed to make the Jaded Millennium something he could be proud of.
"Something I'm really proud of is bringing two communities together, because in these weird times that's what we have to do: we have to pull together," he said.
Art Factory coordinator Leanne Dyer said she had always known Damien had creative talent, and he just needed some help getting his artistic vision out there.
"It's a way for Damien to understand the baby steps of getting out there and the whole process of getting a project off the ground," Ms Dyer said.
"Not only have we ended up with a fantastic radio drama, but Damien has learnt all those skills along the way."
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