The only distributor of films exclusively featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

ALL FILMS: A–Z

Dream Lover

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
25 min / narrative / 2002 / USA

Seth, a shy man with developmental disabilities, lives in a group home with Linda, a woman he loves from afar. Today is Linda’s last day living in the roup home. Will Seth come out of his dream world and declare his love to her?

Drona & Me

Directed by Catherine van Campen
19 min / documentary / 2009 / Netherlands

Drona & Me is a portrait of Drona,  a Hindu boy on the autism spectrum, as seen through the eyes of Arjun, his elder brother. A lovingly double-portrait of two brothers, Drona & Me director Catherine van Campen has won the award for the best script at the Kids & Docs project.

DRUMMING IS LIKE THUNDER

DIRECTED BY ALYX DUNCAN
3 ½ MIN / NARRATIVE / 2015 / NEW ZEALAND

The phrase “can’t stop the music” exists for a reason. And that reason is Duncan Armstrong. Drumming is Like Thunder showcases one human’s showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behavior and his dream to perform in major cities around the globe.

Embraceable

Directed by Jon Kent
50 min / documentary / 2011 / USA

You think you know the meaning of kindness, charisma, musical passion and joy until you meet Ben Monkaba and others like him with a rare genetic condition called Williams Syndrome.

Extra Ordinary

DIRECTED BY DAVID QUINN
5 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2013 / CANADA

A glimpse into the lives of two young individuals with Down Syndrome living happy and fulfilling lives. With the goal of increased acceptance for the Down syndrome community, this film was created to challenge the associated stigmas. People with Down syndrome can, and do, lead meaningful, happy lives.

Fair Play

Directed by David Herman
56 min / documentary / 2008 / UK

Actors with learning disabilities rehearse an acclaimed play by Claire Luckham, “The Choice”, a play about abortion and Luckham’s relationship with her older brother Ben, who has Down syndrome.

Family Life

DIRECTED BY YVONNE DUBOURDIEU
8 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2012 / CANADA

Can individuals with developmental disabilities be good parents? “Family Life” profiles Clement & Karen Lefebvre and their two children.

Fathers’ Voices: A Journey of the Heart

Directed by Greg Schell and James May
14 min / documentary / 2004 / US

Fathers’ Voices focuses on four men raising children with developemental disabilities. In an intimate, honest and powerful manner, they share their hopes, dreams, joys and challenges.

FIGHTER

DIRECTED BY BUGSY STEEL
7 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2017 / UK

Ten minutes before a boxing match, a teenage boxer with Down syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring.
The story unfolds backstage in the immediate moments leading up to the fight. Fighter finds himself torn between his over-bearing trainer, a sister who hates seeing him get hurt and a boxing committee unsure whether to sanction him to fight at all.
Both an exploration of amateur boxing and freedom of choice, Fighter is a tense, visceral human drama about one person’s fight to follow his dreams.

Finding Fred

Directed by Geoffrey Kappenberg
10 min / DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / USA

Finding Fred shows the development of love, admiration and enormous devotion between two brothers once separated by the Willowbrook State School, an institution for “children with mental retardation.”

The filmmaker gently guides a discussion about the past, present, and future, showing that with support, everyone can learn. This is a love story of brothers reunited.