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

FREE STREAMS

Close My Eyes

Directed by Tov Belling
2.5 min / music video / 2010 / Australia

One of Australia’s most celebrated bands, Rudely Interrupted is an independent rock group with five of the six members living with disabilities.

DEAR GOD – A POETIC SHORT

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

A poem written by Janice Shewfelt and recited/performed by Destiny Lewis Bell. This is one in series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities.

Debbie Dreams

Directed by Mark Richardson
2 min / music video / 2006 / United Kingdom

This animation is a dream sequence of a young woman with Down syndrome named Debbie. She is trapped in her house by her wicked auntie. The only way she can get out of the house is in her dreams. The film shows dream people guiding her and helping her to run away.

Dennis

Directed by Christopher Louie
6 min / music video / 2006 / USA

The story of a man who copes with his disability by living through his dreams. The only problem is that even in his dreams he cannot escape the reality of his existence.

DENNIS’ REVENGE

Directed by Christopher Louie
4 min / music video / 2006 / USA

A crazy night out for a hardcore man with Down syndrome and all his friends! This is a provocative film which “pushes the envelope” in terms of what is considered acceptable representations of people with developmental disabilities.

Distinctively

Directed by Dania Maxwell
4 min / documentary / 2010 / USA

Ella and Eavan, both age 6, are identical twins. They were born only three minutes apart, yet are separated by a large distinction: Ella has Down syndrome while Eavan does not. Their parents strive to maximize their childrens’ potential.

Down To Be Up

Directed by Victoria Rondón and Steven Vega
7 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2012 / US

An uplifting and courageous glimpse into a young woman with Down syndrome and her daily struggles. Exploring simple complexities of the everyday, María Barbara takes us into the deep recesses of her heart, finding meaning in what most of us take for granted.

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.

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.

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.