Heartland International Film Festival

Spotlight: Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

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12 films in package
A Stupid Man
Owen wants his ex-girlfriend back but he needs his best friend Milly’s help. Will she come through or does she have other ideas?
Logan fakes being blind to get a date with Amy, a visually impaired woman who only wants to date other disabled people.
Old flames Imani and Alex reconnect after being estranged for over two years. Imani has news that will change Alex’s life forever and together they must come to an acceptance of their new reality.
Leap of Love
When long running reality dating show "Leap of Love" attempts its most inclusive season ever, disabled contestants must battle ableist dating tropes to find true love...which just might be closer than they think.
Rain in my Head
Rain in my Head tells the story of two deaf women discussing and exploring the nuances of language within romance.
True love never dies.
Safe Place
Ellie is neurodiverse and also struggles with mental health. Her childhood friend, Noah, is autistic. They have always been there for each other. But on this day, a new kind of relationship blooms.
Say What?!
Walter faces issues with his prosthetic arm and turns to his ex, Rebecca, for help but tensions build due to a lack of understanding.
Smash or Pass
Dating pool or cesspool? They both Stink! After being dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Ariel tries app dating for the very first time.
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They is about Deaf people navigating finding love with the assistance of artificial intelligence. Communication and identities/differences within the Deaf community are shown.
To Be Loved by Elliot
A pair of childhood best friends reunite after time apart. One, recently heartbroken, the other, with a power to mend a broken heart.
Unlucky in Love
Following an unsuccessful stint on a TV dating show, Lisa bumps into Wendy and falls head over heels. Through the years, their passion for one another fades as a secret threatens their love.
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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, where filmmakers, both with and without disabilities, collaborate in a five-day filmmaking contest to tell unique stories that embrace diverse forms of disability. Explore the power of creativity and inclusion as this year's winners, based on the theme of Romance, showcase new voices and perspectives in the entertainment industry.

Owen wants his ex-girlfriend back but he needs his best friend Milly’s help. Will she come through or does she have other ideas?

  • Year
  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Genre
  • Subtitle Language
  • Director
    Amy Frear, Aubrie Williams (Assistant Director)
  • Screenwriter
    Jeny Batten
  • Producer
    Shannon DeVido, Aubrie Williams
  • Cast
    Shanon DeVido (Milly), Matthew DeCapua (Owen)
  • Cinematographer
    Curt Riedy
  • Editor
    Michelle Ciccotelli
  • Sound Design
    Michael Miles
  • Music
    Stephen Charles Mann, Stephen Letnes