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

DOWN SYNDROME

Down In Number 5

Directed by Kim Spurlock
18 min / narrative / 2009 / USA

Retired coal miner Carl Short, 65, lives with his 40-year-old son Sammy, who has Down syndrome. Carl suffers from black lung. When money from a class action lawsuit fails to materialize, Carl realizes his options are running out.

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.

Downtown

Directed by Piotr Sliwowski
54 min / documentary / 2010 / Poland

Downtown showcases the work of Polish photographer Oiko Petersen, who decided to feature people with Down syndrome in a high fashion photo spread.

Dream Lover

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
25 min / narrative / 2002 / USA

Seth, a shy man with developmental disabilities, lives in a group home with Linda, a woman he loves from afar. Today is Linda’s last day living in the roup home. Will Seth come out of his dream world and declare his love to her?

DRUMMING IS LIKE THUNDER

DIRECTED BY ALYX DUNCAN
3 ½ MIN / NARRATIVE / 2015 / NEW ZEALAND

The phrase “can’t stop the music” exists for a reason. And that reason is Duncan Armstrong. Drumming is Like Thunder showcases one human’s showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behavior and his dream to perform in major cities around the globe.

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.

Fair Play

Directed by David Herman
56 min / documentary / 2008 / UK

Actors with learning disabilities rehearse an acclaimed play by Claire Luckham, “The Choice”, a play about abortion and Luckham’s relationship with her older brother Ben, who has Down syndrome.

Freefall

DIRECTED BY SIMA GONSAI
5 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2012 / UK

Lovely, simple, and compelling, this film highlights the work of a dance company consisting of people with intellectual disabilities.

Go For It

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

“Every night I go to sleep – I see visions in my dream – It could be reality – If I would just go for it.” Doctors and physical therapists weren’t sure what to tell Marcy and Tom Lasley when their second child came into the world 30 years ago. Cameron Lasley was born in 1982 with Down syndrome, and in those first days, pediatricians didn’t know whether he would walk or talk or do anything other kids do.

HANNAH

Directed by Sergio Cruz
5.5 min / documentary / 2010 / UK

This film explores the playful ambition of Hannah, a young dancer and athlete with a disability. Her personal achievements reveal that disability is no barrier to creativity.