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

PERFORMANCES

Sparkle

Directed by Mark Richardson
4 min / documentary / 2008 / UK

As Matthew becomes Mrs. Sparkle, he shares what the transformation means to him. “Sparkle”, made through Carousel by Matthew Hellett, charts his transformation into glamorous alternative persona, the drag queen Mrs. Sparkle.

Stepping Out

Directed by Chris Noonan
48 min / documentary / 1981 / Australia

One of the most honored and distinguished documentaries in Australian film history.

Street Anthem

Directed by Cam Lasley
3 min / music video / 2006 / USA

Hip Hop artist LAZ D performs his inspirational music against the backdrop of crime scenes, parking garages, and the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon.

The Eighth Day

Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
108 min / narrative / 1996 / Belgium / French with English Subtitles

A chance encounter one night between Georges and overworked businessman Harry (Daniel Auteil) sets the scene for a carefully-crafted examination of love, loss and the rediscovery of life.

The Social Club

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
20 min / NARRATIVE / 1998 / USA

A tale of love, money, the mob, the FBI and a 1968 convertible. This video was shot on a 5-day Sprout Make-A-Movie trip.

The Tales of the Golden Sand

SAM AND FRED GUILLAUME
23 MIN / ANIMATION-NARRATIVE / 2015 / SWITZERLAND

When Eyes invade the sweet town of Merryville, a crew of volunteers leave to find the mythical golden sand that will close the Eyes forever. These intruders soon make the city unlivable despite the efforts of an army of specialists trying to contain them under heavy cast iron plates. *This film features an entire cast of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

The Ups of Downs

Directed by Ali Palmer-Smith
10 min / documentary / 2002 / UK

Despite being born with Down syndrome, Danny lives life to the fullest. This short film shows how independent and informed a young man with Danny’s condition can be. The film gives a glimpse into a life to be proud of.

Trunk and Basement

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

I see it on TV – hear it on the radio – what’s a little boy to do? Doctors and physical therapists weren’t sure what to tell Marcy and Tom Lasley when their second child came into the world 27 years ago. These days, “Laz D” does more than walk and talk. He struts and raps.

Two Evils – Poetic Short

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

Poetry by Paul Quinn (The Enrichment Center). Performed by Juan Garcia and Tony Welch. 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.

Voices of War – Poetic Short

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

A poem written by Neil MacDonald and recited/performed by Destiny Lewis Bell. 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.