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HOLD ME DOWN – POETIC SHORT

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1.5 min / narrative / 2011 / USA

Poetry by Cam Lasley & Jack Gibson, performed by Marlon Foster. This is one in a series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.

I’m A Ghost

DIRECTED BY ANTHONY DI SALVO
30 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2009 / USA

During an emotional time in his life Jimmy is enrolled, by his father, at a boarding school. While there he is bullied by his roommates, gets a crush on a waitress and meets a ghost.

A Sprout Make-A-Movie production shot in 2009 – starring Peter Ford as Jimmy and Dan Waite as The Ghost with a supporting cast of Stephen Hutson, Kevin Moreno, Chad Brown and Sabrina Saunders.

Ten young adults with IDD from Brooklyn and Manhattan signed up to make a short film through Sprout’s Make-A-Movie Program. The 10 young adults, new to acting, were joined by a small film crew at a secluded resort with the goal to make a movie in 5 days. “I’m a Ghost” is the result of that effort.

KILL OFF

DIRECTED BY GENEVIEVE CLAY-SMITH
15 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2017 / AUSTRALIA

A vivacious woman with Down Syndrome forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of the street dance, KRUMP.

King of Camp

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
42 min / narrative / 2005 / USA

A tale about Viru, a self-proclaimed music buff, and how he survived his first day at summer camp. This video features acting and musical performances by people with developmental disabilities.

Learning To Drive

DIRECTED BY RODERICK STEVENS
20 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2016 / USA

During a road trip to scatter their mother’s ashes at the Grand Canyon, Michael, a young man with Down syndrome, is determined to convince his caring but clueless brother, Red, to teach him how to drive. Unfortunately, Red has not only found himself overwhelmed by the additional responsibility of caring for Michael, but is distracted by a sudden opportunity that has changed their travel plans and possibly their lives. In a quirky, humorous turn, Michael takes it upon himself to prove his resolve.

Lipstick

Directed by Sam Rubin
3 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2002 / USA

An angsty teen locks himself in his bathroom with a tube of lipstick as he avoids his overbearing mother.

Man Without Direction

DIRECTED BY JOHANNES STJÄRNE NILSSON
15 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2015 / SWEDEN

A dark, humoristic and surrealistic journey inspired by Dante’s Inferno.

Married Life

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1 min / narrative / 2011 / USA

Written by Enrichment Center poet, Tawanda Renee Shore. Performed by Samantha Moore.

This is one in series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.

Muddy Dreams – Poetic Short

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1 min / narrative / 2011 / USA

Poetry by Tim Kroft, performed by William Zhang. This is one in series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.

My Love Legacy – Poetic Short

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1.5 min / narrative / 2011 / USA

Features the poetry of Frank Doherty and the performances of 5 young adults with developmental disabilities.

This is one in series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.