Filmmaker Adrian Esposito was proud to present a short film he acted in with Self Advocates Steve Blum and Jessica Levesque called The Secret Origin of Mojoman at this year’s SANYS (Self Advocacy Association in New York State) conference in Albany, NY. Afterwards, Adrian, Steve and Jessica answered questions from anyone interested.
Later that day, Adrian Esposito presented his new film Diffability Hollywood to a warm reception. Troma and Hollywood actor and friend Bill Weeden was In attendance with his wife. Both traveled all the way from NYC to see the movie!
We are excited to announce that Diffability Hollywood, a documentary about the inclusion of people with disabilities in film and TV, is now available for educational use.
Diffability Hollywood is an exceptional teaching aid, presenting the history of characters with disability and those who portray them in entertainment, as well as how filmmakers with disabilities are changing media for the future.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT – LIMITED TIME ONLY
For a limited time, we are reducing our public performance rights fee, normally $250. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before September 1, 2017 and receive a 20% discount, for a price of $200. Visit https://espocinema.wordpress.com/licensing for further information.
Help your students gain a new perspective on how the film industry influences how we view those with disabilities and what we can do to change it!
See the trailer here:
ABOUT THE FILM
Individuals with disabilities make up 20% of the population but their representation on TV and in movies is less that 1%. Filmmaker Adrian Esposito (winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference of Executives of the ARC) has autism and advocates for more inclusion of writers, directors and actors with DiFFabilities (different abilities) into the movie industry.
The film features interviews with some well known actors who share his vision: Johnny Knoxville, Edward Barbanell (The Ringer), Robert David Hall (CSI), Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld), Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story), Lauren Potter (Glee), Chris Burke (Life Goes On), Katherine Crawford (Graceland), and Joey Travolta.
FILMMAKER ADRIAN ESPOSITO
Diffability Hollywood is filmmaker Adrian Esposito’s 7th film. All of his works have focused on social and/or disability issues. Adrian is available for speaking engagements and presentations.
All films from Espocinema are available for educational licensing. For purchase options please refer to: https://espocinema.wordpress.com/licensing/
At this time, Diffability Hollywood is only available for educational use. It is not being sold to the general public.
Be sure to mention the 20% promo when purchasing. This will be available for a limited time only.
We are excited to have the Rochester, NY premiere of Espocinema’s new documentary DIffability Hollywood as part of WXXI’s Move to Include! MOVE TO INCLUDE is a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to
promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. This is a good match considering the subject of Diffability Hollywood.
Diffability Hollywood is a documentary about Hollywood’s portrayal of people with disabilities in films throughout history.
Diffability Hollywood will be screened at 6pm March 2nd at the Little Theater, 240 East Ave.
Attendance is free!
In connection with the screening look for filmmaker Adrian Esposito to be Interviewed on WXXI’s Arts in Focus airing Feb 24th and 25th.