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Short Films by Disabled Filmmakers and Interviews with the Filmmakers

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Communication First: Jordyn Zimmerman & Tauna Szymanski

Documentary Short, USA

 

A short film made by and with non-speaking autistic people, to explain to the world that having trouble with speaking does NOT accurately reflect on one’s ability to think and experience everything in the world.

And They Were Roommates: Navigating Inclusive Mentorship in Higher Education

Kylie Walter

Feature Film, USA  38:39 min 

“And They Were Roommates” focuses on a pair of college roommates. Both new to their roles in Syracuse University’s Inclusive University (InclusiveU) Residential Program, they discover that inclusive peer mentorship and friendship at the college level comes with a unique set of challenges, successes and emotions.

What If?

Teresa Garratty

Comedy Short, UK

After a bad break-up, Jess focuses on rebuilding her life and her self esteem. Dating someone new might help, but what if it all goes wrong? Only one way to find out.

 

Walking Through Peanut Butter

Teresa Garratty

Comedy Short, UK

22-year-old workaholic Jessie has just moved to the city that never sleeps to follow her dreams of stand-up comedy. She also has narcolepsy, a misunderstood sleep disorder that even she knows little about. In this short, Jessie steps up to the mic only to discover a strange new symptom that will threaten to challenge her comedy career and force her to wake up to the reality of having a serious chronic illness.

Lorena Russi is a Queens native and Queer-Latinx comedian, host and filmmaker now selling out in Brooklyn. Her 9 years in comedy, media and education ranges from hosting Chipotle’s Snapchat Channel to Head Writer for Spotify’s “Game Plan” to working on “The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert” digital team.

Delusions

Rebecca Anton
Experimental Short

A young girl confronts her Eating Disorder and life in general in this experimental youth short.

Hudson Flynn graduated from the Film Program at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts HS in Astoria NY and is now studying film at SUNY Purchase.

Friday

Hudson Flynn
Drama Short

This high school drama reflects a teen with an anxiety disorder that is worsened in stressful situations, that are all too common among students in the US.

Hudson Flynn graduated from the Film Program at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts HS in Astoria NY and is now studying film at SUNY Purchase.