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

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Board and Care

Directed by Ron Ellis
27 min / NARRATIVE / 1980 / USA

Starring two young people with Down syndrome, this sensitive drama focuses on their desire to have a relationship. Board and Care won the Academy Award in 1980 for Best Live Action Short Subject.

This film highlights the difficulty of the main character’s desires and how they are thwarted by circumstances and the well-meaning plans of their adult guardians.

Borderline

Directed by Slawomir Grunberg
78 min / documentary / 2005 / USA

Did Eunice Baker, a woman with mild intellectual disability really commit the murder of the child she was babysitting? By delving into her troubled backgrounds, this film explores the complexities leading up to that tragic night.

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.

Bread Makers

Directed by Yasmin Fredda
11 min / documentary / 2007 / Scotland

Yasmin Fedda’s award winning documentary Breadmakers focuses on Edinburgh’s Garvald Bakery, a social enterprise staffed by 12 people with learning disabilities.

Bright Simple

Directed by Brandon Faris
5 min / documentary / 2008 / USA

The story of a unique art studio which gives artistic and cultural opportunities to artists with disabilities, building an inclusive environment where all artist feel valued.

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.

Carl Bentson: Mr. Positive

Directed by Mike Hazard
28 min / documentary / 2007 / USA

Carl Bentson has a great bike and a great attitude about life. With a congenital condition which is never named, we see how Carl supports the community and the community supports Carl.

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.