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

SHORT FILMS

Wake Up Junior

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
24 min / narrative / 2008 / USA

Junior felt safe and protected with the girl of his dreams, Cat, a superhero from the planet Caton who he created. There was no need for family or friends. Or was there?

Watching Over

Directed by Megan Tan
3 min / documentary / 2012 / USA

78-year-old Del Rae attends church, volunteers and participates in water aerobics. She also takes care of two 52-year-old women with Down syndrome. Together they support each other.

Wayne

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIVIENNE KERNICK
3 1/2 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / NEW ZEALAND

Wayne, a man with limited communication skills learns the harsh reality of love and romance. Nigel, his support worker and friend guides him through this puzzling human condition, but Wayne has ideas of his own.

What Would You Change?

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
6 min / documentary / 2013 / USA

24 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities answer the same question “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?”

When I Die

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

A poem written by Nancy Brown & Vicky Reaves and recited/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.

Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace

Executive Producer Albert T. Primo
28 min / documentary / 1972 / USA

Focusing on an institution located in Staten Island, NY, this film, with reporter, Geraldo Rivera, was one of the first exposés on local television. As a result of its airing on WABC-TV, the manner of treating people with disabilities was forever changed.

Winston’s Ghost: The Photography of Ryan Gustman

DIRECTED BY BRIAN BINDER, BRIAN MEZERSKI & DANIEL SPILLER
9 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2015 / USA

Though he may not admit it, Ryan Gustman is an artist. In an age where photography is over-saturated, Ryan combines his photography skills and love of urban exploration. These adventures lead to powerful photos that evoke feelings of danger and beauty. In an attempt to bring light to the lost history of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Ryan documents abandoned and broken buildings. He embraces the danger of trespassing in hazardous locations, and his own personal struggles with autism to artfully capture abandonment and natural decay through the lens of his digital camera. 

Yolk

Directed by Stephen Lance
15 min / narrative / 2007 / Australia

A coming of age tale takes on new depth as a young girl with Down syndrome learns about love, sex and looking out for those who need our protection.