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

NARRATIVE

Between Optical Area and Amygdala

Directed by Stefan Ringelschwandtner
4 min / narrative / 2007 / Germany / German with English Subtitles

A unique and artistically made narrative about a young man who assumes that he might have Asperger’s Syndrome.

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.

Bro

DIRECTED BY CHRIS DUNDON-SMITH
18 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2010 / UK

Simon’s brother Mark suffers from Fragile X Syndrome. Simon believes his failure to lead a normal adolescent life is solely down to his brothers disability.

Bumblebees

DIRECTED BY JENNA KANELL
4 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2015 / USA

Despite being told as a child he would never speak or walk, Vance accomplished what doctors thought was impossible. But now he has a new challenge: dating.

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, as he goes on a shopping trip with a personal assistant from hell.

Check Out

Directed by Bobby Marinelli
10 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2013 / USA

Kelly and Allison are two 20-something grocery store employees who find out that the best friendships blossom when they are most needed.

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.

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.