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

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HARALD TOGRAM

Directed by Thomas Emil Sorensen & Paw Gissel
6 min / documentary / 2013 / Denmark

Harry is 25 year old, has Asperger’s syndrome and signs of muscular dystrophy. His lifestyle has not been forced upon him – quite in contrast, he has even chosen it.

HEAD GAMES

Directed by Steve Devick
91 min / documentary / 2012 / USA

A penetrating look at concussions in adult and kids’ sports.

HEART OVER BODY

Directed by Jared Corey
10 min / documentary / 2012 / USA

A portrait of a young athlete whose sheer determination has helped him overcome many of the obstacles of living with cerebral palsy.

HIGHER GROUND

Directed by Jerry Smith
45 min / documentary / 2007 / USA

A look into the dedication of direct support professionals during and after Hurricane Katrina. For months, working long hours for low pay, they put others before themselves, providing care and support with improvised resources.

HOW DO I KNOW?

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1.5 min / narrative / 2010 / USA

Poetry by Mark VanSlyke/Gathering Light. Performed by Gina Watson. 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.

I Don’t Care

Directed by Caroline Giammetta
14 min / narrative / 2013 / UK

A mother-to-be faces the high possibility of having a child with Down syndrome and befriends a family who share their experiences and guide her towards a different perspective.

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.

Ingrid’s Big Jump

DIRECTED BY ZOË HARVEY
10 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / AUSTRALIA

Ingrid’s big goal is to hang glide. Her journey to the edge of the precipice took hard work, perseverance and character – the latter she has in spades.

Is Love Enough?

Directed by Tom Puchniak
45 min / documentary / 2002 / USA

Can a person with a mental disability be a good parent? This film takes a rare look at the controversial subject of parents with intellectual disabilities and their children.

Jacob’s Turn

Directed by Nick Nanton
8 min / documentary / 2010 / USA

An inspirational short documentary about a boy with Down syndrome and his love of baseball. The film shows how Jacob’s “turn” at bat and on the field was a thrill for him, but more importantly, an event that transformed the hearts of everyone in his town.