Commencement 2014: Senior doesn’t let cerebral palsy keep him from achieving his dream to make award-winning films

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KINGSTON, R.I. – April 10, 2014 – Most people type with their fingers. Andrew Pilkington types with his nose, tapping out tough-guy dialogue for his award-winning films and videos.


Born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that keeps him from fully controlling his fingers, arms and legs, Andrew, has excelled in persistence during his four years at the University of Rhode Island.


In May, he’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree in film media from the Harrington School of Communication and Media, where he honed his talent as a filmmaker. He hopes to find a job in his field and eventually go to graduate school. Hollywood could be his next stop.


“There’s no other place I’d rather be than on a set,” he says. “It’s just the best feeling in the world.”