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.

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.

Bye

Directed by Anthony Morrison
10 min / documentary / 2010 / USA

Follow Jayden, a two and half year old diagnosed with autism, through his first months of school in the Bronx.

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.

Fathers’ Voices: A Journey of the Heart

Directed by Greg Schell and James May
14 min / documentary / 2004 / US

Fathers’ Voices focuses on four men raising children with developemental disabilities. In an intimate, honest and powerful manner, they share their hopes, dreams, joys and challenges.

Forgotten People

Directed by Witness
9.5 min / documentary / 2000 / USA

This film documents the inhumane conditions faced by individuals with mental disabilities situated in grossly understaffed, inadequate and neglectful psychiatric facilities around the world.

HEART OVER BODY

Directed by Jared Corey
10 min / documentary / 2012 / USA

A portrait of a young athlete whose sheer determination has helped him overcome many of the obstacles of living with cerebral palsy.

HIGHER GROUND

Directed by Jerry Smith
45 min / documentary / 2007 / USA

A look into the dedication of direct support professionals during and after Hurricane Katrina. For months, working long hours for low pay, they put others before themselves, providing care and support with improvised resources.

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.