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

NARRATIVE

HAPPIEST DAY

Directed by Alan Deakins
5 min / narrative / 2010 / UK

The film follows a bride and groom’s various journeys on the morning of their wedding, with an expected twist.

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.

HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT THAT?

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
2.5 min / narrative / 2000 / USA

Seth Ehrlich, a person with developmental disabilities gives a commentary on a community’s efforts to deny a group home from opening.

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 CAN’T SIT STILL AND CONCENTRATE

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

Poetry by Jennifer Fan, performed by Nadirah McFadden. 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 WISH

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

Poem written by Emily Meek / Reprinted from Ideal Way (Seeing Ability in Disability).

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’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.

Jack Blond

Directed by Rebecca Coley
12 MIN / NARRATIVE/ 2008 / UK

Jack Blond is a regular guy with Down syndrome who idolizes James Bond. When a priceless diamond comes to town, he gets the chance to prove he’s as good as his hero.

Karate Ruler

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
14 min / narrative / 1999 / USA

The year is 3168 and planet Earth is being threatened by the evil Natas, from planet Olvidan. Hope for a peaceful future lies in the hands of the Karate Ruler. All actors in this sci-fi thriller have developmental disabilities.