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

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Brandon

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
7 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

Brandon lives in a silent world of deafness and autism. He moves to an uncomplicated rhythm. Sometimes reaching out for connection, other times he treads a solitary path. He is supported and secure with the freedom to follow his daily routines.

Brooklyn Love Tales

DIRECTED BY ANTHONY DI SALVO
12 1/2 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / USA

A personal look into the lives of three couples with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

BURT I, II & III

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
25 min & 8 min & 2 min / documentary / 2002 & 2005 & 2010 / USA

Through first person anecdotes which reveal a savant’s amazing memory, we meet Burt, a man with developmental disabilities who survived decades of inhuman treatment to become a person who enjoys life to the fullest.

Celeste

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
6 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

Social butterfly, fun-loving, theatrical Celeste spends her days surrounded by friends and flatmates. On the occasions where she needs some alone time, she enjoys setting herself up in her beautiful room, and watching back episodes of her favorite soap operas. At times the lines between reality and fantasy can become a little blurred.

Jessica

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
6:30 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

Jess is a true creative with a unique style of her own and the confidence to show her creations to the world. With her penchant for fashion, a cereal box creation takes Jess to the cat walk.

Jonathan

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
6 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

An affable chap, Jonathan takes a huge amount of pride in representing Thames in the Special Olympics. With a unique running style, he enjoys pounding the pavement around his neighborhood as a part of his rigorous training regime. With the support and encouragement from his coach Paul (the Paul), Jonathan not only takes out the gold medal at the Special Olympics, but also beats his personal best time.

Moyzee

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
6 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

Moyzee is the singer-songwriter who uses his songs as a platform to be heard. A die-hard romantic, many of hiss songs revolve around love – and especially love for his girlfriend Celeste. As Moyzee’s muse, Celeste has provided the inspiration for a number of love songs including his latest song – Mermaid.

Paul

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
6 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

To Paul, Thames is a place where he feels especially connected and empowered. People in the Thames community know Paul. He is the first client at the trust and has been there now for 22 years. With equal amounts of strength and vulnerability he quietly pursues the things in life which make him feel strong and happy.

He is the team leader and participant of the Thames Valley Special Olympic’s team as well as an active committee member of Totally Thames Community Group , helping out at all of the community events gives Paul a sense of himself.


Siblings

DIRECTED BY PAUL MCNEILL
10 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2004 / CANADA

Siblings is a touching look inside the world of those who have grown up with a sibling who has a developmental disability. This film explores the many challenges siblings, as well as the added responsibility that is thrust upon them at a very early age.

Simon

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
5:30 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

Simon gives us a glimpse in to the complex world of deafness and autism. We begin to understand him, we see a gentle, strong hardworking man, interested in the world around him. A peek through a crack in a door firmly shut.