“Learning To Drive” Movie Review, Lessons, and Giveaway

In Learning to Drive, Michael has Down syndrome, is determined to deliver his mother’s ashes to the Grand Canyon, and although he has a strong desire to learn, doesn’t have a license to drive.

Celeste is Brilliant – That is all

OK Everybody, Today is a super cool treat from friends-we-haven’t-met halfway around the world.

Let me first introduce “Celeste.”

Celeste, the person, lives in New Zealand and this film, “Celeste” focusses around her role as an “extra” in her favorite soap opera. I saw this film earlier this year at the Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival. I L-O-V-E it!  Since then, this short film has won awards around the world and is only one of a series of short films featuring people with disabilities. 

The folks behind the filming,

Marcus Isn’t Selling Down Syndrome

He’s Selling a Halloween Book

44649402Marcus is an author who has Down syndrome. He is a self-proclaimed (and proven) storyteller. As authors, we are taught; “People don’t buy books, they buy stories,” and sometimes these stories include the story of the author. Plus, in social networking and marketing we are taught, people don’t “like” an organization/website/whatever-you’re-selling, they “like” a community. People “like” being a part of something. Consequently authors, especially new authors, have to start with who they know.

Our Community

 

Our community is full of people

Menschen the Movie as Art: A Brief Review

Menschen PosterMenschen: a Work of Art

Menschen is a live action short film that packs a complex story into under 30 minutes time. The story takes place at the end of WWII, the troops are weary and history is about to declare the victors. What we are not reminded of in textbooks: on both sides of every gun beats the heart of a man, a man born to a mother just like you were, and what brought him to this place? Who