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

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A Crack in Everything

DIRECTED BY MARTIN O’DONOGHUE
21 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2014 / IRELAND

Maeve and Billy’s love is separated by the Belfast Peace Lines. Is love stronger than division?

About Brothers

Directed by Teemu Erämaa
4 min / music video / 2011 / Finland

‘About Brothers’ is a music video for the band, Delay Treesby, starring and featuring the artwork of director Teemu Eramaa’s brother, Tomi.

Acting Normal

DIRECTED BY GREG BYERS
35 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2009 / USA

A performing arts studio for adults with developmental disabilities changes the perception of Hollywood casting agents and producers to hire these trained actors to play characters with disabilities in film and television.

Be My Brother

Directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith
8 min / narrative / 2009 / Australia

A young man’s charm and charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop. Be My Brother won the top prize in Australia’s TropFest Film Festival in 2009.

Beautiful

Directed by Genevieve Clay
17 min / narrative / 2010 / Australia

Two people with disabilities navigate through the challenges they’re faced with when their relationship is displayed in public.

Begin to Grow

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
26 min / narrative / 2009 / USA

A spiritual guru on a public access show and the owner of a television network both seek financial enlightenment. The talents of eight actors with developmental disabilities are showcased on this comedic farce.

Best Interest

Directed by Stephen Clarke
9 min / narrative / 2010 / UK

Paul makes the big mistake of letting his brother know he fancies Sam…who tells his dad, who tells his support worker, who tells his teacher…

Board and Care

Directed by Ron Ellis
27 min / NARRATIVE / 1980 / USA

Starring two young people with Down syndrome, this sensitive drama focuses on their desire to have a relationship. Board and Care won the Academy Award in 1980 for Best Live Action Short Subject.

This film highlights the difficulty of the main character’s desires and how they are thwarted by circumstances and the well-meaning plans of their adult guardians.

By Any Other Name

Directed by Dave Midell
15 min / narrative / 2010 / USA

One day the monotony of Jared’s life is up-ended when he meets his pretty new co-worker Marissa. Before they know it, they develop a close friendship, one unlike either of them, ever experienced before.

Cared Witless

Directed by Karen Sheader
10 min / narrative / 2007 / UK

This award-winning film tells the story of Glen, a young man with Down syndrome, played by David Miller, on a shopping trip with a personal assistant from hell.