Be My Brother

2009 | Australia | 9 mins
Genre: Comedy
Themes: Disability | Relationships | Family
Disability represented on screen: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
Language: English, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Armed with nothing but charm and a dictaphone, a young man changes the perspective of two people he meets at a bus stop.



Richard – Gerard O’Dwyer
Amanda – Megan Cooper
Damien – Patrick Magee
Bus Driver – Gary Baker


Director – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Writer – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Producer – Eleanor Winkler
Cinematographer – Katherine Hristoforidis
Editor – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Sound Design – Simon Connett
Composer – Bill McGuire

Festival Screenings & Awards

Tropfest 2019 (Australia) – Winner: Best Film and Best Male Actor
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2010 (Australia) – Winner: Screeners Award for Most Inspiring Film
ReelAbilities Pittsburgh 2019 (USA)