Filmmaker, Adrian Esposito, was honored for his work as a filmmaker promoting understanding and advocacy for people with disabilities by NYSARC -New York State ARC in Albany NY 10-2015. He received the prestigious Self-Advocate of the Year Award.
Diffability Hollywood is new film currently in production. It is about the history of people with disabilities in films and TV, how things have changed, and how they can be improved. One of the main goals for this film is to help pave the way for people with disabilities to be portrayed in a less stereotypical way in films and TV.
- Edward Barbanell (The Ringer)
- Chris Burke (Life Goes On)
- Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story)
- Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld)
- Emily Kingsley (writer for Sesame Street)
- Rachel Simon (Riding the Bus with My Sister)
- Lawrence Carter-Long from the National Council on Disability, Washington DC
Espocinema filmmaker, Adrian Esposito, recently gave two talks at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. His talk was based on his film, Inner Healing: Journey with Native Trees of Knowledge, which is about his own search for understanding, healing and acceptance of his autism through Native American spirituality. He was warmly received and is ready and available for future talks.
Filmmaker Adrian Esposito is available for public speaking engagements. His presentation focuses on how his passion for films and filmmaking helps him with his own struggles with autism. His presentation includes clips from his films as well as a question and answer segment from the audience. It would be of interest to a wide audience including parents of autistic and developmentally disabled children, agencies and groups serving the developmentally disabled and college programs that focus on special education.
Please call to arrange for an honorarium that would work for you and Adrian. (If out of our geographic area, accommodations and travel would have to be covered.)
- ARC (NCE) Conference Award Ceremony-Lifetime Achievement Award-Orlando Fl- 10/16
- SANYS New York State Conference -9/16
- SANYS Western NY Region- 6/16
- Developmental Disabilities Conference–Niagara Falls NY -5/16
- Nazareth College- York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute-Rochester NY-5/16
- Metropolitan Community College-Omaha Nebraska-11/2015
- SANYS New York State Conference-Albany NY 2015
- SANYS ( Self Advocacy NY) Western Regional Conference-Niagara Falls NY-6/2015
- Developmental Disability Day Conference-Niagara Falls NY-5/2015
- Nazareth College-Rochester NY- 4/2015
- Monroe Community College-Rochester NY-3/2015
- SANYS Western Regional Conference-Batavia NY-6/2014 (keynote speaker)
- Developmental Disability Day Conference-Niagara Falls NY-5/2014
- Southwest Conference on Disability-Albuquerque NM-10/14
- SANYS New York State Conference-Albany NY-10/2014 (keynote speaker)
- Nazareth College-ARC Program-Rochester NY 2/2014
- Genesee Community College-Batavia NY-4/14
Filmmaker Adrian Esposito received the “Self Advocate of the Year” award from the Western New York Region SANYS (Self Advocacy Association of New York State) at their annual Self Advocacy Conference in Niagara Falls NY on June 2015. This is the third time he has received a “Self Advocate of the Year Award.” The SANYS Self Advocates chose him for the award in 2013 and in 2010 he was chosen as leading Self Advocate of his graduating school class.
Our feature film Bury My Heart With Tonawanda is now available for sale and rental on iTunes and Amazon Instant Streaming. Amazon Prime subscribers can view it for free!
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We are happy to announce that the Dove Foundation has praised our film and posted a review on their website.
Here is an excerpt:
“A story of forgiveness, love and being accepted no matter who you are or how you look. “Bury My Heart with Tonawanda” also shows the culture and true caring nature of the Native Americans that is sometimes forgotten or misunderstood. We are proud to award this film with the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12+.”
See the full review at http://www.dove.org/review/10805-bury-my-heart-with-tonawanda/
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