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

PERFORMANCES

Dream Lover

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
25 min / narrative / 2002 / USA

Seth, a shy man with developmental disabilities, lives in a group home with Linda, a woman he loves from afar. Today is Linda’s last day living in the roup home. Will Seth come out of his dream world and declare his love to her?

DRUMMING IS LIKE THUNDER

DIRECTED BY ALYX DUNCAN
3 ½ MIN / NARRATIVE / 2015 / NEW ZEALAND

The phrase “can’t stop the music” exists for a reason. And that reason is Duncan Armstrong. Drumming is Like Thunder showcases one human’s showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behavior and his dream to perform in major cities around the globe.

Fair Play

Directed by David Herman
56 min / documentary / 2008 / UK

Actors with learning disabilities rehearse an acclaimed play by Claire Luckham, “The Choice”, a play about abortion and Luckham’s relationship with her older brother Ben, who has Down syndrome.

Go For It

Directed by Cam Lasley
2 min / music video / 2009 / USA

“Every night I go to sleep – I see visions in my dream – It could be reality – If I would just go for it.” Doctors and physical therapists weren’t sure what to tell Marcy and Tom Lasley when their second child came into the world 30 years ago. Cameron Lasley was born in 1982 with Down syndrome, and in those first days, pediatricians didn’t know whether he would walk or talk or do anything other kids do.

HANNAH

Directed by Sergio Cruz
5.5 min / documentary / 2010 / UK

This film explores the playful ambition of Hannah, a young dancer and athlete with a disability. Her personal achievements reveal that disability is no barrier to creativity.

Heartbreak & Beauty

DIRECTED BY GENEVIEVE CLAY-SMITH
14 MIN / EXPERIMENTAL / 2014 / AUSTRALIA

Heartbreak & Beauty is an award-winning short, experimental film depicting 12 different perspectives on universal, human emotions – all revolving around ‘love’ in its multifaceted glory.

HOW DO I KNOW?

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1.5 min / narrative / 2010 / USA

Poetry by Mark VanSlyke/Gathering Light. Performed by Gina Watson. This is one in series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.

I AM ALIVE

DIRECTED BY MIRRANDA BURTON
2 1/2 MIN / MUSIC VIDEO / 2014 / AUSTRALIA

‘I Am Alive’ tells the story of the band Rudely Interrupted’s travels and tours around the globe, from airports to hotels, from the suitcases to the stage.

I CAN’T SIT STILL AND CONCENTRATE

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
2 min / narrative / 2011 / USA

Poetry by Jennifer Fan, performed by Nadirah McFadden. This is one in series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.

I’m A Ghost

DIRECTED BY ANTHONY DI SALVO
30 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2009 / USA

During an emotional time in his life Jimmy is enrolled, by his father, at a boarding school. While there he is bullied by his roommates, gets a crush on a waitress and meets a ghost.

A Sprout Make-A-Movie production shot in 2009 – starring Peter Ford as Jimmy and Dan Waite as The Ghost with a supporting cast of Stephen Hutson, Kevin Moreno, Chad Brown and Sabrina Saunders.

Ten young adults with IDD from Brooklyn and Manhattan signed up to make a short film through Sprout’s Make-A-Movie Program. The 10 young adults, new to acting, were joined by a small film crew at a secluded resort with the goal to make a movie in 5 days. “I’m a Ghost” is the result of that effort.