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

SHORT FILMS

Trunk and Basement

Directed by Cam Lasley
2.5 min / music video / 2009 / USA

I see it on TV – hear it on the radio – what’s a little boy to do? Doctors and physical therapists weren’t sure what to tell Marcy and Tom Lasley when their second child came into the world 27 years ago. These days, “Laz D” does more than walk and talk. He struts and raps.

Two Evils – Poetic Short

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1 min / naarrative / 2011 / USA

Poetry by Paul Quinn (The Enrichment Center). Performed by Juan Garcia and Tony Welch. 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.

Uh Uh Uh

DIRECTED BY STATION 17
3:20 MIN/ MUSIC VIDEO/ 2014/ GERMANY

A music video by Station 17- a collection of improvisational musicians gathered from a Hamburg community of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Up Syndrome

Directed by Duane Graves
24 min / documentary / 2000 / USA

A playful, refreshing and unsentimental portrait of Rene, made by his close friend Duane Graves. This film offers insight into Rene’s personality and opportunities for him to mug for the camera.

Ups & Downs

Directed by Stuart Fryer
9 min / narrative / 2013 / UK

After a teenage house party goes too far, a bullied boy with Down’s syndrome is forced to take the reins and look after the bully: his brother.

Ups Not Downs

Directed by Matt Whittingham
10 min / documentary / 2007 / UK

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live with someone with a disability? Ups not Downs shows how one family in the UK deals with day-to-day life with a child with Down syndrome. Maybe this documentary will challenge your outlook on life.

Voices of War – Poetic Short

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1 min / NARRATIVE / 2011 / USA

A poem written by Neil MacDonald and recited/performed by Destiny Lewis Bell. 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.

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.