14 year old and his siblings become international Film Festival entrants.
14 year old Sam made a film with his brother and sister to enter an international film competition called the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
@DisabilityChall that aims to provide opportunities for people with disabilities.
The competition was launched by American actor Nic Novicki. As someone with a disability, Nic wanted to give people with disabilities an opportunity to showcase their talents. Despite being the largest minority group, people with disabilities are the least represented in media.
This competition exists because the more attention these films get, the more people with disabilities around the world are employed as a result, as people see and think of disability differently.
Sam’s older brother James had the idea of entering a film and of Sam having the starring role. James has only just turned 18 himself. It’s a time-limited competition so the whole thing was filmed and edited by the children in 48 hrs.
This year the given theme was for it to be a “mockumentary”. The final phase of the event (from now to April 5th) is to get publicity for the films so as to raise awareness of the talents and potential of people with disabilities. It can be viewed on