If acting wasn’t a hard enough job to land, throw in being disabled and see what reaction you’d get.
Climbing has helped Georgia, a young woman on the autism spectrum, to confront her issues and realize that, for her, ‘normal’ just isn’t.
This whimsical short film captures a romantic moment of connection between two people waiting for a train that never arrives.
This film documents the inhumane conditions faced by individuals with disabilities in grossly neglectful psychiatric facilities around the world.
A man with Down syndrome dreams of reviving his dead mother. An expressive story, driven by visual poetry, not by dialogue.
Daniel is different. He’s missing something. He only has 46 chromosomes where 47 should be.
An encounter between 2 young adults with Down Syndrome and a group of youths, has unexpected consequences which change the day for everyone.
Another unique Cam Lasley hip hop music video. “We got each others back – until the day we drop – and we never gonna stop.”
An animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
‘About Brothers’ is a music video for the band, Delay Treesby, starring and featuring the artwork of director Teemu Erämaa’s brother, Tomi.
Maeve and Billy are separated by the Belfast peace lines. The spark of love has been ignited.
Lovely, simple, and compelling, this film highlights the work of a dance company consisting of people with intellectual disabilities.
This documentary follows Kyle as he prepares to compete in the 2014 Washington State Special Olympics.
Hip-hop artist Cam Lasley – “Every night I go to sleep – I see visions in my dream – It could be reality – If I would just go for it.”
An inspiring, heart-warming story about Cory: a brilliant and talented 11 year-old boy with autism with a passion for dogs.
For a boy who feels raindrops are as uncomfortable as bullets and puddles as dangerous as whirlpools, how can being submerged in a pool be relaxing?
Explore the playful ambition of Hannah Dempsey, a young dancer and athlete with Down syndrome.
The film follows a bride and groom’s various journeys on the morning of their wedding, with an expected twist.
Harry is 25 years old, has Autism and signs of muscular dystrophy. His lifestyle has not been forced on him – quite in contrast, he has even chosen it.
A high school student with Down syndrome pursues her crush in hopes of securing a date for the Valentine’s Day Dance.
Zack Childers is an athlete with cerebral palsy. He was told at a young age by doctors that he would never walk without a walker.
A short, experimental film depicting 12 different perspectives on universal, human emotions – all revolving around ‘love’.
A family with a daughter with severe autism sells everything and goes to live deep in the jungles of Trinidad to make their daughter happy.
A poem written by Cam Lasley, a hip-hop artist with Down syndrome, and performed/recited by Marlon Foster, a young man with an I/DD.
Explore the significance of difference and equality in the life of Eliza, a 20 year old woman living with Down syndrome.
Seth Ehrlich, a person with developmental disabilities gives a commentary on a community’s efforts to deny a group home from opening.
A poem by Mark VanSlyke and recited/performed by Gina Watson two people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The How’s Your News? team follows the 2004 presidential campaign trail from Ohio to Florida leading up to the election.
The famous “How’s Your News?” crew are at it again with their insightful and, often times, hilarious coverage of the 2004 Presidential campaign.
A personal mini-documentary on the thoughts of the filmmaker’s brother Wataru Kubo, who has autism.
An animated music video Rudely Interrupted’s tours around the globe, from airports to hotels, from the suitcase to the stage.
Ziggy loves wigs, guitars and David Bowie. She has a hundred skills and one handicap.
A poem, by Jennifer Fan, in which she shares moments of anxiety. The poem is recited and performed by Nadirah McFadden. A Sproutflix Production.
A poem written by Emily Meek in which she states a variety of her wishes. A Sproutflix Production.
During an emotional time in his life Jimmy is enrolled, by his father, at a boarding school. While there he gets a crush on a waitress and meets a ghost.
This is a portrait of two artists with intellectual disabilities who use their art to express themselves and reflect the world as they see it.
This film provides a glimpse into the working lives of three neuro-divergent artists and their understanding of themselves and their craft.
Bobby and his brother Luke are looking for love… A comic look at the perils of dating with and without an intellectual disability.
Ingrid’s big goal is to hang glide. Her journey to the edge of the precipice took hard work, perseverance and character – the latter she has in spades.
Dane shares his personal story of life with autism, using musical performance and informative dialogue.
This film takes a rare look at the controversial subject of parents with intellectual disabilities and their children.
A music video by Station 17- a collection of musicians gathered from a Hamburg community of people with developmental disabilities.
Jack Blond is a regular guy with Down syndrome who idolizes James Bond.
Jason is on the autism spectrum, but this doesn’t stop him from enjoying a busy and active life in his home state of Iowa.
Jeffrey has a certain flair and a passion to be with people, to help others and enjoy life!
Jess is a true creative with a unique style of her own and the confidence to show her creations to the world.
Jarell is a teenager with autism who has learned to use hip-hop dance as a means to communicate his true self to the world.
An affable chap, Jonathan takes a huge amount of pride in representing Thames in the Special Olympics.
A music video by Station 17- a group of musicians from a Hamburg community of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The year is 3168 and planet Earth is being threatened by the evil Natas. Hope for a peaceful future lies in the hands of the Karate Ruler.
An intimate portrait of a family in Iowa whose lives begin to change when their first son is diagnosed with a rare behavioral disorder.
A vivacious woman forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of the street dance, KRUMP.
A tale about Viru, a self-proclaimed music buff, and how he survived his first day at summer camp. A Sproutflix Production.
A child who was never expected to walk or speak overcomes incredible odds to become an accomplished visual artist.
Watch the remarkable story of how Tim Sharp found his voice through art and became an international sensation with Laser Beak Man.
During a road trip, Michael, a young man with Down syndrome, is determined to convince his clueless brother to teach him how to drive.
In 1990, a group of 12 athletes with developmental disabilities, ages 19 to 30, began an expedition to ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak.
A realistic yet loving portrait of people with developmental disabilities. Marni and Kris, married in 1993, live and work in NYC.
An angsty teen locks himself in his bathroom with a tube of lipstick as he avoids his overbearing mother.
One of the songs from hip hop artist Cam Lasley’s 4th album. At the age of 31, Cam begins a new chapter writing songs that reflect becoming a man.
The story of what happens when four young men with autism from a public school, are chosen to pilot a college inclusion program in NYC.
Lou, a young boy with a developmental disability, sings and plays the piano, as he tells the story of his life, his enjoyments and difficulties.
Lori knew Peter was her soulmate, and now they’re showing how people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and thrive in a community.
A music video by Station 17- a collection of musicians gathered from a Hamburg community of people with developmental disabilities.
Rudely Interrupted, an independent rock group with 3 of the 4 members living with disabilities, releases their 5th studio project.
Experience the loving relationship of a mother and her young adult son as they hike 900 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
“Lydian’s Space” is an insight into the life of Lydian Dunbar an electronic music artist who also works in theatre and creates cross platform artwork.
In this story, Max is the principal dancer in a choreographed work that is inspired by the watery world of his dreams.
Lost to himself and the world, Mr. D is drawn into a world of long corridors, lethal waitresses and talk show hosts that decapitate their guests.
Free follows the path to freedom of people with intellectual disabilities that are locked away in Croatian institutions.
A group of students are preparing a special trip to the beach. Marina, a 15-year-old girl has a strong wish to visit the sea for the first time.
Mark is a film that will question our tendency to rush through life, while we ignore beauty and fulfillment in the many instances that pass us by.
A poem by Tawanda Renee Shore in which she shares her view of marriage. Recited and performed by Samantha Moore. A Sproutflix Production.
Martin is severely brain damaged due to a car accident, and can no longer move or speak. Martin used to live life in the fast lane.
Step into Nikau’s colorful world as he turns to his animator Dad to help fulfill aspirations of bringing the character Munch Jr. to life.
An introduction to Zulu P, a group of four rappers with developmental challenges who create some wild beats.
Miriam can’t quite live independently. Instead, she lives in a home share, supported by a woman named Annie. Annie controls most of Miriam’s life.
Moyzee is a singer-songwriter who uses his songs as a platform to be heard. A die-hard romantic, many of his songs revolve around love.
Brian Tolley is a teenager with autism who indulges his imagination by creating characters, sculptures, and creatures from twist-ties.
Jamie has a profound learning disability. Despite being close to nonverbal, he demonstrates charisma, humor and emotional sensitivity.
A documentary about two brothers, acclaimed Aboriginal actor Aaron Pedersen, and Vinnie Pedersen, who has an intellectual disability.
Features the poetry of Frank Doherty and the performances of 5 young adults with developmental disabilities. A Sproutflix Production.
Set in the trendy café area of Melbourne, Rudely Interrupted sets out to interrupt people’s daily coffee fix with a bit of entertainment.
A modern dance performance – Navigating through life makes every human face different situations; some in favor of and others against the tide.
‘No Goodbyes’ is a music video, with catchy-as-all-get-up verses and power-hitting choruses, from one of Australia’s most unique rock acts.
Ben is a spritely young man with a bright future. Living with autism is of no consequence for Ben, except when it comes to his boss, and finding love.
A film crew captures the happenings during the making of a vampire film. Reality become blurred as the actors lose themselves in their roles.
This personal documentary is a fast paced, stream of consciousness insight into the day-to-day journey of a person with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Soon after college, mental illness interrupted Bud Clayman’s dreams of a filmmaking career.
In 2007, when a Minneapolis Theater company put on a show titled “Rise of the Celebretards,” people with disabilities and their allies took action.
Meet Eddie. He’s a seventeen-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome. He’s stubborn and charming, funny and sometimes temperamental.
Travel through an imagined world in this short dance film as it presents a collection of rhythmic and witty scenarios.
35 people answer the same one question: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
Laura, Tim W., and Tim S. were born with developmental disabilities and are now living outside an institution for the first time.
The theatre group Back to Back prepares for a large-scale, extravagant spectacle, to be staged in a stadium for an audience of 5,000 people.
Ray worries about his brother Rick, who has autism. With the help of a counselor, he realizes he may be mistaken in his thoughts about Rick.
To Paul, Thames is a place where he feels especially connected and empowered. People in the Thames community know Paul.
The Random 1 team meets Kevin, a shy, young man with an intellectual disability. He has a simple request: help him find his first date.
Go inside the life of a woman with a developmental disability who is struggling to raise three children who also have disabilities.
Eleven-year-old Anne is a beautiful girl. The kind of girl you can’t take your eyes off. And the longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’.
“Floating Boy” is the story of a young man who wants to fly. His father, wanting the best for his boy, wants him to stay grounded.
Kira, a bright and stylish young woman living with Down syndrome, compares herself to social media influencer, Chantal.
We focus on 4 men raising children with various disabilities as they share their hopes, dreams, joys and challenges.
Ten minutes before a boxing match, a teenage boxer with Down syndrome fights for his right to get in the ring.
Can individuals with developmental disabilities be good parents? “Family Life” profiles Clement & Karen Lefebvre and their two children.
A glimpse into the lives of two young individuals with Down syndrome living happy and fulfilling lives.
Despite medical hardships and intellectual challenges, people with Williams embrace life, and everyone around them, with unconditional love.
Duncan’s showmanship and determination to defy the bullying and fulfill his dream to perform in major cities around the globe.
Seth, a shy man, lives in a group home with Linda, a woman he loves from afar. Will Seth come out of his dream world and declare his love to her?
Drag is about transformation. It’s about freedom of expression. But “Drag Syndrome” goes a step further.
Showcases the work of photographer Oiko Petersen, who decided to feature people with Down syndrome in a high fashion photo spread.
An uplifting and courageous glimpse into a young woman with Down syndrome and her daily struggles.
Coal miner Carl Short suffers from black lung. He lives with his 40-year old son Sammy, who has Down syndrome. Who will take care of Sammy?
Tanner discusses the time when he learned about his diagnosis of being autistic, and how it has actually helped him.
A unique music video from Lebanon with a universal message of acceptance and tolerance.
Portrait-in-motion of a troupe of young adult dancers with Down syndrome.
On the day of their mother’s funeral, Dani finds his brother Joel, a boy with special needs, hiding under the bed.
Eugene, a teenage boy with Down syndrome, who is fascinated with rainbow mythology, has always felt like an outsider looking in.
Mark Boerebach, a nearly blind recluse with Autism, gets to show his amazing music chart recall on a live TV quiz show.
A crazy night out for a hardcore man with Down syndrome and all his friends!
Please note: contains adult content.
The story of a man who copes with his disability by living through his dreams.
A recycling plant in Warsaw that provides jobs for people with learning difficulties, who would otherwise find it difficult to get work.
This animation is a dream sequence of Debbie, a young woman with Down syndrome.
Seagulls Football Club exists to provide sporting opportunities to people with an intellectual disability in the suburbs of Melbourne.
Madrid dance troop Danza Down enchants audiences with classical ballet, traditional Spanish dance and musical theatre performances.
A trip between the real and the imaginary as characters dance to the rhythm of hope in a world without future.
Corey shines as he tells the story of his new life as an artist living with a brain injury.
Despite severe medical hardships, learning disabilities, and challenges “fitting in” with peers, Ben’s love for life and for music shines.
An adventure film with a cast comprised of actors with a range of intellectual disabilities. But it isn’t a film about disability.
James, born with Fragile X Syndrome, finds joy in the smallest things and uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire others.
A sweeping music video that so slowly and cleverly reveals the characters behind this slice of pitch perfect indie pop.
If you are on the autism spectrum, have a service dog, or both you can probably relate to a lot of these.
With unfailing determination, a man with a developmental disability forces his family to understand his perspective of the world he lives in.
In Cuba, a group of mothers bring their children with Down syndrome to perform with joy and verve in a park for a public audience.
Social butterfly, fun-loving, theatrical Celeste enjoys watching back episodes of her favorite soap operas.
A short comedy about Kelly and Allison, who find out that the best friendships blossom when they are most needed.
A young woman who has overcome barriers and whose successful participation in a community college has enhanced the quality of her life.
Glen, a young man with Down syndrome, played by David Miller, goes on a shopping trip with a personal assistant from hell.
A look into the life and talent of hip-hop artist Cam Lasley.
Ben is a young man looking for the perfect relationship but wonders if the fact that he has autism changes the way girls relate to him.
‘Ruggero’ is a comedy that shows that love is not a matter of ability – it is a matter of fortune.
Since childhood Ryan, an artist on the spectrum, has been perfecting the expression of his singular subject: TRAINS.
A couple shares their personal thoughts on love and marriage, three months before their wedding, in this candid and touching portrait.
Siblings is a touching look inside the world of those who have grown up with a brother or sister with a developmental disability.
Simon gives us a glimpse into the world of deafness and autism. We see a gentle, strong hardworking man, interested in the world around him.
An animation starring Ryan, a teenager with autism living in Austin, TX, which documents his trip to the local store for a snack and drink.
Moments of abandon letting go and enjoying the sensations of the forest, finally resting and being held by the forest.
A daily visit to a tree, a wish, and an outpouring. Erika created this solo during our first residency in the woods of Pembrokeshire, Wales.
An emotional journey mapping life’s up and downs along the length of a tree branch, finding moments of serendipity, anger and letting go.
The composer listens, the composer finds his place, the composer dances with the world. Shot in the beautiful woods of Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Two young adults with FASD spend a day exploring Seattle and discussing the difficult realities of living with a preventable disability.
As Matthew becomes the drag queen, Mrs. Sparkle, he shares what the transformation means to him.
“Spectrum” combines live action and animation to reveal the underlying sensory differences that create an autistic perspective.
“Spectrum” combines live action and animation to explore the inner sensory experience of autism.
A unique group of performers with intellectual disabilities prepare for their first public performance at the Sydney Opera House.
Stranger Hero is an action serial featuring the world’s first kung-fu super hero with Down’s syndrome.
Hip Hop artist Cam Lasley performs his music against the backdrop of crime scenes, parking garages and the streets of Portland, Oregon.
The story of world-class weight lifter Jon Shapiro and his childhood sweetheart Holly James, both of whom were born with Down syndrome.
Follow a team of superheroes as they bring new life into a supermarket on the verge of going out of business.
Clark is working on a newspaper article when he gets a call from his aunt about strange happenings at The Lake of the Woods.
Lou may have Down’s Syndrome but she is more than capable of looking after herself and she longs for independence.
20 year-old artist Kayah Guenther explores his strength and masculinity through dance.
A chance encounter one night between Georges & Harry sets the scene for a carefully-crafted examination of love, loss and life rediscovery.
A ride through the psychedelic sights and sounds of a theme park as you are slowly worn down by the implacable will of young man with autism.
Through the lens of Down syndrome, Zion captures the heart and soul of his family, nature and friends on canvas and ceramics.
A young woman with autism details how playing a tuba in the streets of Atlanta has helped her define her voice as an activist.
One day the monotony of Jared’s life is up-ended when he meets his pretty new co-worker Marissa.
Andrew Pullen collects light globes. He has well over 10,000 of them in one of the world’s largest private collections.
“The Great Little Mouse” is an animated story written by Mary Egan, a woman with developmental disabilities.
There were days when I was made fun of, picked on, and treated mean. From these experiences came the idea of The Imagifriends.
Thomas gets more than he bargained for in his interview at a prestigious law firm; the chance to change the lives of a father and son.
A short film using the original camera invented by the Lumiere Brothers in 1895. Made by Jaco Van Dormael, the director of “The Eighth Day”
Vance was diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy – now he has a new challenge: dating.
After the death of a close friend, a woman with Down syndrome goes looking for her brother.
A personal look into the lives of three couples with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A unique insight of a bright young man, who surprisingly survived his near fatal accident and is able to tell his story with brutal honesty.
Simon believes his failure to lead a normal adolescent life is solely down to his brother’s disability.
The story of a unique art studio which gives artistic and cultural opportunities to artists with disabilities.
Brian is a 26-year-old man living in NY who is on the spectrum. He was bullied growing up and found himself turning to substances to cope.
A young adult with severe autism, Alex is functionally non-verbal and makes what we in the verbal world call art.
The story of the conflicted relationship between two men coping with the consequences of severe brain injury.
At an Edinburgh bakery, a community of workers with learning disabilities makes a variety of organic breads for delivery to shops in the city.
Two young rowers with intellectual disabilities thrive on the companionship and routine that comes with being part of a team.
Auteur Lorcan Hopper is a proud disabled man who will stop at nothing to see his semi-autobiographical soap opera brought to life.
“The Mask” is a short film about autism and identity featuring writer and director Sharif Persaud. As he journeys along a coastal footpath…
Brothers and sisters have a unique window into each other’s world especially when one of the siblings in the family has autism.
A 1980 Academy Award winner starring 2 young people with Down syndrome. This drama focuses on their desire to have a relationship.
An inspiring portrayal of adolescence, which takes an intimate look at Billy, a 15-year-old outsider growing up in small-town Maine.
The film deals with disability, emphasizing how ephemeral is the distinction between normal and different, when related to love.
A music video of improvisational musicians gathered from a Hamburg community of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“Beyond Borders” is a strong poet mosaic narration representing 3 people of different ethnic origin having a physical or mental disability.
A touching and personal poem written by Anonymous and recited/performed by Nadirah McFadden. A Sproutflix Production.
Clark, a young man with Down syndrome, seeks to understand his own difference through his fascination with Sasquatch and Superman.
A unique and artistically made narrative about a young man who assumes that he might be on the spectrum.
Adam, a young man on the spectrum, talks about the things he enjoys most – including sirens, roller coasters and car washes.
When everyone finds out that Paul likes a girl from school, his family, support worker and teacher all try to act in Paul’s ‘Best Interest’.
What Ben likes about acting is “staring at people, keeping his head very still, speaking like an American and acting as a different person.”
Two people with disabilities navigate through the challenges they’re faced with when their relationship is displayed in public.
A combination of funny and heart-wrenching – people’s candid and articulate self-awareness quickly shatter preconceptions of the disabled.
A young man’s charm and charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop.
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