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

INDEPENDENCE

Our House

Directed by Sevan Matossian
83 min / documentary / 2003 / USA

Laura, Tim W., and Tim S. were born with developmental disabilities and are now living outside an institution for the first time. This documentary verite explores the intimate and original view of human struggle told through the stories of these unique individuals.

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.


Permission to Grow

Directed by John Chester
25 min / documentary / 2005 / Australia

The Random 1 team meets Kevin, a shy, young man with special needs. He has a simple request: help him find his first date. While not in the match-making business, when Christina steps out of her car, they realize they have the opportunity to help Kevin experience what we all want…to feel accepted.

Rainman Goes to RocKwiz

Directed by Russell Kilbey
30 min / documentary / 2010 / Australia

Mark Boerebach lives in a black and white world but he dreams in color. A nearly blind recluse with Asperger’s Syndrome, can he break out of his constrictive routine and show his amazing music chart recall on a live TV quiz show?

Recycling of Souls

Directed by Piotr Malecki
5 min / documentary / 2011 / Poland

A personal view of people with learning disabilities working at a recycling plant in Warsaw, Poland.

Road to the Grand Final

DIRECTED BY MARK HELLINGER & JESSE MASKELL
6 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / AUSTRALIA

Williamstown Seagulls FIDA Football Club exists to provide sporting opportunities to people with an intellectual disability in the Inner Western Suburbs of Melbourne. This is the story of their 2014 season.

Rodney

Directed by Andrew Cody
14 min / narrative / 2007 / Australia

With unfailing determination, a man with a developmental disability forces his family to understand his perspective of the world he lives in.

Ryan Matthews: Basically Me

DIRECTED BY LEN KAMERLING
9 1/2 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / USA

Ryan Matthews is an accomplished artist with Asperger’s Syndrome. Since childhood he has been perfecting the expression of his singular subject: TRAINS.

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.