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

PERFORMANCES

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.

King of Camp

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
42 min / narrative / 2005 / USA

A tale about Viru, a self-proclaimed music buff, and how he survived his first day at summer camp. This video features acting and musical performances by people with developmental disabilities.

Lou Je M’Appelle Lou

Directed by Luc Boland
5 min / music video / 2012 / Belgium

Lou, a boy with developmental disabilities and blindness performs a heartfelt song about his life, his enjoyments and his challenges.

Married Life

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

Written by Enrichment Center poet, Tawanda Renee Shore. Performed by Samantha Moore.

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.