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

THEME: YOUNG ADULT

How’s Your News? Ohio & Florida

DIRECTED BY ARTHUR BRADFORD
29 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2004 / USA

The How’s Your News? team follows the 2004 presidential campaign trail from Ohio to Florida leading up to the election.

Humans of San Jose: Wataru Kubo

DIRECTED BY KAHO KUBO
3 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2015 / USA

A mini-documentary on the thoughts of the filmmaker’s brother Wataru Kubo, who has autism. It originally was a class assignment and then the filmmaker thought, “Might as well get this out there as it’s a rather personal thing that might be nice for me to share.”

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 AM ZIGGY

Directed by Marie Lundberg
13 min / documentary / 2008 / Sweden

Maria is 17 and has Asperger’s Syndrome. She’s been bullied and tried to commit suicide several times. But of the role of victim, Ziggy is born.

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 Don’t Care

Directed by Caroline Giammetta
14 min / narrative / 2013 / UK

A mother-to-be faces the high possibility of having a child with Down syndrome and befriends a family who share their experiences and guide her towards a different perspective.

I WISH

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

Poem written by Emily Meek / Reprinted from Ideal Way (Seeing Ability in Disability).

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.

I’m Painting Some Imagination

Directed by Linnea Widen
14 min / documentary / 2010 / Sweden

This is a portrait of two artists with intellectual disabilities who use their art to express themselves and reflect the world as they sees it.

IN YOUR DREAMS BOY

DIRECTED BY DONAL GALLAGHER
17 ½ MIN / NARRATIVE / 2017 / IRELAND

‘In Your Dreams Boy’ is a comic look at the perils of dating with and without an intellectual disability.