Bus Stop Films has a diverse range of films exploring inclusion, diversity and much more. If you would like to screen one of our films, get in touch today!
Look The Part, 2021
Sam is a cleaner working in a large theatre who has a passion to be a dancer, but is too shy to realise her dreams. When Peaches (her magical inner-diva-cum-drag queen) materialises on one night, Sam’s dreams transform into reality. She rips up a daring dance-number, to the rhythm of The Cat Empire’s beats. “Look The Part” shows us that talent comes in all shapes and sizes, and can often defy expectations.
It Won’t Define Me, 2021
A documentary that focuses on the theme of overcoming barriers in the sports world. Set in Commbank Stadium (the biggest stadium in the Western Suburbs of Sydney) It Won’t Define Me explores the stories of five professional athletes who have overcome significant challenges in their lives and journey to pursing professional sport.
The Society Experiment, 2021
A famous Cliqtuber decides to spend the night in an abandoned building and live stream throughout the night. Unbeknownst to him, the building is not abandoned but is a secret undercover government rehabilitation facility; detaining people with intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities.
For Better, for Worse 2021
Johnny and Lizzie, who are very much in love, have just gotten engaged. When their best friend, Reuben, who introduced them to each other in the first place, refuses to be the best man at their wedding, they hatch a plan to try and convince him that they are meant for each other. Lizzie suspects there is something else at play.
Hopeful Romatic, 2021
Daisy waits in a bar for her online date – they’re late. A man asks her for a drink and she mistakes him for the date who has stood her up. After accepting his offer, she tries to impress him by imitating the ‘cool’ girl in the bar which fails miserably. After encountering the ‘cool’ girl in the bathroom, Daisy learns things aren’t always as perfect as they seem and decides the only way to find love – is to be herself.
We’ll Always Have Dance, 2021
A day in the life of five extraordinary ballet dancers, interviewed by six passionate, neurodiverse filmmakers with something to say about passion, inclusion and the pursuit of perfection. An insightful warm-hearted documentary celebrating the shared language of ‘dance’ between Queensland ballet’s elite talent and Bus Stop Films neurodiverse filmmakers.
Sunshine is a short film made by Taste Creative and Bus Stop Films.
Sunshine is a family film about a waitress with trisomy 21 who notices that one of her customers is extremely upset. She goes out of her way to try and make the customer feel better, and little does she realise that her efforts have a far greater impact that she could have imagined.
VALIANT is a short, educational film about building and maintaining healthy relationships and developing protective behaviour skills. Through four stories, VALIANT explores issues related to consent, sexuality and healthy relationships for people with disability.
A young woman living with Down Syndrome constantly compares herself to a social media influencer who appears to have the perfect body and a life to match, but she is not what she seems.
The Enchanted Ball, 2020
When a non-magic servant of an enchanted royal kingdom suddenly discovers she possesses magic powers, a royal prince pledges to teach her to control her new powers, while an evil Lady of the kingdom is determined to keep them apart.
Quest for the Golden Crystal, 2020
After the Golden Crystal – a magical object that holds the knowledge of the kingdom within it – is stolen, David and Angela must go on a dangerous journey to find and return it, or risk losing everything to an evil sorceress.
Can You See Me?, 2019
Ellen is a widowed mother and ‘has been’ news anchor. Her late husbands DMC DeLorean is the last symbol of the vibrant and creative lives they once lived. She is overlooking something very special. Her son is becoming a man. What will it take to awaken her from this benign desperate state? Will the entire city awake with her?
We are one, 2019
‘We Are One’ is a short film based on a poem that uses interpretative dance to tell the story of a young woman whose innocence was taken away by a war, but who fought back against the odds to reclaim her dignity and heritage.
Not a Wallflower, 2019
Ben is a spritely young man with a bright future. Living with autism is of no consequence for Ben, except when it comes to his boss, and finding love. Will Ben bloom beyond the wallflower?
Breaking the Biz, 2019
Breaking the Biz is a documentary which tells the story of Australia’s foremost globally innovative, inclusive filmmaking organisation, Bus Stop Films and it’s mission to make the film industry inclusive of all people. The film follows the journey of Joni Campbell, a young woman with intellectual disability who enrols in Bus Stop’s accessible film studies program and undergoes the adventure making a short film with eleven of her peers with intellectual disability.
One giant leap, 2019
A space themed, inclusively made stop motion animation which premiered at Sydney’s Vivid festival in 2019. The film was shot at AFTRS and produced by students of our Accessible Film Studies Program with funding support from Cushman & Wakefield.
Ivy Music Clip, 2018
Check out this awesome film clip made by the students in our Australian Film Television and Radio School Accessible Film Studies Program for the song “IVY” by Sydney band Whitefield. Thank you to Foxtel for the use of your amazing studios to film in!!
A poetic, performative, experimental documentary that gives voice to people with lived experience of mental health issues. The Documentary explores how practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on mental health and assist in the journey of recovery after experiencing a complex mental health issue.
What the War Stole
In keeping with our philosophy of sustainable relationships and mentorships, ‘What the War Stole’ is a theatre project, and the result of continued collaboration between actor Mandela Mathia (from I Am Emmanuel) and Genevieve Clay-Smith.
Work Mate is an innovative short-film initiative, commissioned by Australia Post to be used as a Disability Awareness Training resource within Australia Post. The program was funded by The National Disability Employment Initiative (NDEI) administered by Workfocus Australia.