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

THEME: YOUNG ADULT

BEN’S FILMING THE MOVIE

DIRECTED BY JACKSON GALLAGHER
7 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2015 / AUSTRALIA

Ben’s Filming The Movie, is about Benjamin Howard, a 14-year-old boy who loves acting and movies. What he likes about acting is “staring at people, keeping his head very still, speaking like an American and acting as a different person.”

BEST FRIEND

DIRECTED BY CORY REEDER
6 1/2 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2017 / USA

The story of Deirdre, a young girl from New York struggling to accept Los Angeles as her new home. With the help of her family and a very special new friend, things start looking up for her.

Best Interest

Directed by Stephen Clarke
9 min / narrative / 2010 / UK

Paul makes the big mistake of letting his brother know he fancies Sam…who tells his dad, who tells his support worker, who tells his teacher…

Betrayal

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

A poem written by Anonymous and recited/performed by Nadirah McFadden, two young women with developmental disabilities.

Between Optical Area and Amygdala

Directed by Stefan Ringelschwandtner
4 min / narrative / 2007 / Germany / German with English Subtitles

A unique and artistically made narrative about a young man who assumes that he might have Asperger’s Syndrome.

Between Sasquatch and Superman

Directed by Perrin Kerns
10 min / documentary / 2010 / USA

Clark, a young man with Down syndrome, seeks to understand his own difference through his obsessive fascination with Sasquatch and Superman.

Bill

PRODUCED BY STATION 17
2 1/2 MIN / MUSIC VIDEO / 2014 / GERMANY

A music video by Station 17- a collection of improvisational musicians gathered from a Hamburg community of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Billy The Kid

Directed by Jennifer Venditti
84 min / documentary / 2006 / USA

Billy the Kid is an inspiring portrayal of adolescence, which takes an intimate look at a truly unique character, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome after the making of the film.

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.

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.