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

INDEPENDENCE

Bumblebees

DIRECTED BY JENNA KANELL
4 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2015 / USA

Despite being told as a child he would never speak or walk, Vance accomplished what doctors thought was impossible. But now he has a new challenge: dating.

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.

By Any Other Name

Directed by Dave Midell
15 min / narrative / 2010 / USA

One day the monotony of Jared’s life is up-ended when he meets his pretty new co-worker Marissa. Before they know it, they develop a close friendship, one unlike either of them, ever experienced before.

Can I Call You?

DIRECTED BY BENJAMIN ROSLOFF
3 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / USA

Ben is a young man looking for the perfect relationship but wonders if the fact that he has autism changes the way girls relate to him.

Cared Witless

Directed by Karen Sheader
10 min / narrative / 2007 / UK

This award-winning film tells the story of Glen, a young man with Down syndrome, played by David Miller, on a shopping trip with a personal assistant from hell.

Cassilly: How I Got To College

Directed by Sara Banks
20 min / documentary / 2002 / USA

Cassilly: How I Got To College is a compelling story of a young woman who has overcome barriers and whose successful participation in a community college has enhanced the quality of her life.

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.

Check Out

Directed by Bobby Marinelli
10 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2013 / USA

Kelly and Allison are two 20-something grocery store employees who find out that the best friendships blossom when they are most needed.

Close My Eyes

Directed by Tov Belling
2.5 min / music video / 2010 / Australia

One of Australia’s most celebrated bands, Rudely Interrupted is an independent rock group with five of the six members living with disabilities.

Cocktails With Ben

Directed by Jon Kent
11 min / documentary / 2009 / USA

Despite severe medical hardships, learning disabilities, and challenges “fitting in” with peers, Ben’s love for life, and for music, shines through. Cocktails with Ben is a testament to the human spirit with “life lessons” for all.