2014 Film Festival

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2014 Sprout Film Festival

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THE EVENT

Saturday: Friday May 31

Program 1: Dave | 12:00PM
Dave
DAVE
Documentary
Runtime: 90 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: Eric Geadelmann
Country: USA

Dave is the hope-inspired story of an unlikely mentor who uses basketball to shepherd a minority teen with a developmental disability and in turn is led himself into beginning to heal the broken pieces in his own life.

Program 2: On the Spectrum | 2:30PM
UBS

UBS STEPHEN WILTSHIRE

Documentary
Runtime: 4 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: Noah David Smith
Country: USA

Stephen Wiltshire is a young artist who is autistic. After spending the early years of his life as a mute, Stephen found his voice through drawing. Drawing began to be the way he communicated with the world.



IrresistableSiresns

IRRESISTIBLE: CALL OF THE SIRENS

Music Video
Runtime: 4 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: Jez Colborne & Mind the Gap
Country: United Kingdom

Irresistible: Call of the Sirens is a music video captured at Jez Colborne’s live performance which combines music, theatre, film and sirens. Noisy, dramatic and spectacular, Irresistible is a breathtaking musical event and symphony using warning sirens, music and song to tell the story of Odysseus and the beautiful, hypnotic sirens; composer and performer Jez Colborne turns a cacophony into a symphony – hearing music where other people hear noise.



ShitPeopleSay

S#!T People Say to Autistic Service Dog Partners

Documentary
Runtime: 3 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Nathan Sealove
Country: USA

A young man with autism lists the many things said to him and to thousands of others on the spectrum, whether they have a service dog or not.



FortheLoveofDogs

FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS

Documentary
Runtime: 25 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: Tim O’Donnel
Country: USA

An inspiring, heart-warming story told through the eyes of Cory: a brilliant and talented 11 year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome.



RegioneCaecorum

REGIONE CAECORUM

ANIMATION
Runtime: 3 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Drew Goldsmith
Country: USA

An evening of speed dating turns the tables on ability – and disability. Aspiring young filmmaker, Drew Goldsmith, who is on the autism spectrum, uses stop motion animation for this entertaining video.


LoveisaStrangeGame

LOVE IS A STRANGE GAME

MUSIC VIDEO
Runtime: 3 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Anneke Boeken
Country: Germany

A music video by Station 17 – a collection of improvisational musicians gathered from a Hamburg community of people with mental disabilities.



Tommy

TOMMY

Documentary
Runtime: 31 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Rodrigo Dorfman
Country: USA

Tommy is a sixty year-old man on the autism spectrum with the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Against all odds, armed with his golden voice and his all-American optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to have the “world on a string”.

Program 3: Societal Issues | 4:45PM

4:45PM | 75 min + Q&A

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GetCloser
GET CLOSER
Music Video
Runtime: 1.5 min
Year: 2011
Directed by: Pro Infirmis
Country: Switzerland

“Get Closer” is a short film that encourages people to look for ways to embrace the differences and get closer today. Do we really need to disguise ourselves to get closer?



GoodLifeToo
A Good Life, Too: Alonzo Clemons
Documentary
Runtime: 4 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Joseph LeBaron
Country: USA

When he was a toddler, Alonzo Clemons suffered a brain injury. It forever changed the way he learns and communicates but also the way he interprets the world around him.



DoseforDominic
A Dose for Dominic
Documentary
Runtime: 7 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Ruth Gregory
Country: USA

After struggling with many treatment options, a family in Seattle decides to give their five-year old son, Dominic, medical cannabis to lessen the violent effects brought on by his severe autism.



IDontCare
I DON’T CARE
Narrative
Runtime: 14 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Carolina Giammetta
Country: United Kingdom

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.



HaroldTogram
HARALD TOGRAM
DOCUMENTARY
Runtime: 6 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Thomas Sørensen & Paw Gissel
Country: Denmark

Harry is 25 years old, has Asperger’s syndrome and signs of muscular dystrophy. His lifestyle has not been forced upon him – quite in contrast, he has even chosen it. In Danish with English subtitles.



WhatWouldYouChange
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
DOCUMENTARY
Runtime: 6 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Anthony Di Salvo
Country: USA

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities answer the same question: If you change one thing about yourself, what would you change?



TheMenofAtalissa
THE MEN OF ATALISSA
Documentary
Runtime: 35 min
Year: 2014
Directed by: The New York Times’ Kassie Bracken & Dan Barr
Country: USA

A film by POV and The New York Times about 32 people with intellectual disabilities who were employed by Texas-based Henry’s Turkey Service without proper compensation, and were abused physically and mentally for more than 30 years.

Program 4: Dolphin Boy | 7:15PM
FixingLuka
FIXING LUKA
Animation
Runtime: 11 min
Year: 2010
Directed by: Jessica Ashman
Country: United Kingdom

Based on Jessica Ashman’s personal experience of growing up with an autistic brother, Fixing Luka is a tale of hope, determination and acceptance.



DolphinBoy
DOLPHIN BOY
Documentary
Runtime: 72 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: Dani Menkin & Yonatan Nir
Country: Israel

Morad, a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel, disconnects himself from humans following a violent attack that he experienced. This documentary is about the devastating havoc that human violence can wreak upon the human soul, and about the healing powers of nature and love, was filmed over the course of the past four years.

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Schedule: Sunday June 1

Program 5: Showdowns | 12:00PM
AgainstTheseWalls
AGAINST THESE WALLS
MUSIC VIDEO
Runtime: 3 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Jack Gibson
Country: USA

Over the last five years Cam Lasley has released the acclaimed albums “The Man Himself” and “In My Face”. Now at the age of 30, Cam begins a new chapter of his life writing songs that reflect becoming a man, a role model, and an artist, with his new album Against These Walls, the first under his own name.



UpsandDowns
UPS AND DOWNS
NARRATIVE
Runtime: 9 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Stuart Fryer
Country: United Kingdom

After a teenage house party goes too far, a bullied boy with Down’s Syndrome is forced to take the reins and look after the bully: his brother.



TeddyBallgame
TEDDY BALLGAME
DOCUMENTARY
Runtime: 10 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: ESPN
Country: USA

Teddy Kremer has Down Syndrome, but it hasn’t stopped him from being a part-time batboy and full-time inspiration for the Cincinnati Reds.



ILoveGrilledCheese
I LOVE GRILLED CHEESE
Documentary
Runtime: 4 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Scott Anderson
Country: Canada

“Max has Down Syndrome, but I don’t even notice. He’s just my brother – I love him. I don’t know what I’d do without him. Everybody should have a brother like Max!” – Libby Anderson


Superdown
SUPERDOWN
NARRATIVE
Runtime: 10 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Igor Garcia
Country: Spain

Pablo goes to the supermarket with his mother any given day. Who would tell him that, after a moment of oversight, he would live a small odyssey that he will have to overcome alone? In Spanish with English subtitles.



AllesFurAlle
ALLES FUR ALLE
MUSIC VIDEO
Runtime: 3 min
Year: 2013
Country: Germany

“Everything for Everyone” – a music video by Station 17. A collective of improvisational musicians gathered from a Hamburg community of people with mental disabilities. In German with English subtitles.


IngridsBigJump
INGRID’S BIG JUMP
Documentary
Runtime: 10 min
Year: 2011
Directed by: Zoe Harvey
Country: Australia

Ingrid, a woman with intellectual disability, had a dream to “Jump off a cliff!” – or in other words, hang glide. Ingrid’s journey to the edge of the precipice took hard work, perseverance and character – the latter she has in spades!



Sk8terBoy
SK8TER BOY
NARRATIVE
Runtime: 11 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Miguela Gonzalez
Country: United Kingdom

Geraint’s turned sixteen but he spends the entire day of his not-so-happy birthday in pursuit of the ultimate gift…a skateboard.



HappiestDay
HAPPIEST DAY
NARRATIVE
Runtime: 5 min
Year: 2010
Directed by: Alan Deakins
Country: United Kingdom

“Happiest Day” is a family comedy about a shotgun wedding. The film follows a bride and groom’s various journeys on the morning of the wedding, with an unexpected twist.



Perfect
PERFECT
DOCUMENTARY
Runtime: 14 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: ESPN
Country: United States

There was a time when Heath White chased perfection. “Perfect” is the story of how the birth of a girl with Down Syndrome led to the re-birth of a man who thought he had everything, until he discovered the joy of pushing his daughter, Paisley.

Program 6: Acceptance | 2:30PM

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EtaOrain
SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW? (ETA ORAIN, ZER EGINGO DUGU?)
Narrative
Runtime: 7 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Jose C. Gurrutxaga & Aitor Araguren
Country: Spain

What would happen if we were different from what is considered “normal”? Would we be able to accept ourselves? In Spanish with English sub-titles.



ExtraOrdinary
EXTRA ORDINARY
Documentary
Runtime: 5 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: David Quinn
Country: Canada

A glimpse into the lives of two young individuals with Down Syndrome living happy and fulfilling lives.



KickOfHope
KICK OF HOPE
Documentary
Runtime: 6 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: ESPN
Country: United States

Anthony Starego, a young man on the autism spectrum, is the varsity placekicker for Brick Township High School in New Jersey. Kicking is especially suited to him because it’s the one thing in football that is the same every time you do it.



Bastion
BASTION
Narrative
Runtime: 10 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Ray Jacobs
Country: USA

Bastion was having an ordinary day, a few of the regulars, old gents with less and less hair to cut each time, he was ready to head home, and then HE entered, that harmless fool.



TracyTwins
TRACY AND THE TWINS
DOCUMENTARY
Runtime: 2 min
Year: 2010
Directed by: Ben Garvin
Country: USA

41-year-old Tracy Mengelkoch is blind and has a mental disability, but none of that interferes with her love of Twins baseball. At games her father calls the play-by-play for her.


KeeptheChange
KEEP THE CHANGE
NARRATIVE
Runtime: 16 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Rachel Israel
Country: United States

A young man is forced to attend a support group that leads to an unexpected connection.



FixingLuka
FIXING LUKA
Animation
Runtime: 11 min
Year: 2010
Directed by: Jessica Ashman
Country: United Kingdom

Based on Jessica Ashman’s personal experience of growing up with an autistic brother, Fixing Luka is a tale of hope, determination and acceptance.



TheGirlWiththeTuba
THE GIRL WITH THE TUBA
DOCUMENTARY
Runtime: 5 min
Year: 2010
Directed by: Esteban Arguello
Country: USA

A young woman with autism details how playing a tuba in the streets of Atlanta has helped her define her voice as an activist.



FamilyLife
FAMILY LIFE
Documentary
Runtime: 7 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: Yvonne DuBourdieu
Country: Canada

Can individuals with developmental disabilities be good parents? “Family Life” profiles Clement & Karen Lefebvre and their two children.



IDontCare
I DON’T CARE
Narrative
Runtime: 14 min
Year: 2013
Directed by: Carolina Giammetta
Country: United Kingdom

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.

Program 7: Foreign Perspectives | 5:00PM
TheBlueCar
THE BLUE CAR
NARRATIVE
Runtime: 20 min
Year: 2014
Directed by: Valerie Heine
Country: Cuba

After his grandmother’s death Hansel returns to Cuba from San Francisco to look after his disabled brother, Marcos. Marcos misses his grandmother and refuses to accept that she has died. In Spanish with English subtitles.



Junior
JUNIOR
Documentary
Runtime: 53 min
Year: 2012
Directed by: Sien Versteyhe
Country: Belgium

The eldest of seven kids, four of whom have autism, Junior, the WBC youth international boxing champion, must now face increasingly tougher opponents to secure a home and a better life for his brothers and sisters. In Dutch with English subtitles.


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