Monthly Archives: March 2017

Summer In The Forest: Progress Report


These are exciting times.  The UK Picturehouse cinema chain is releasing the film nationally from June 23rd and we will soon be announcing details of the Premier.

On April 24th there will be a major pre-release screening at UN HQ in New York.  The Guest of Honour is the new Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed.  We are delighted that she’s coming and hope this sends a strong signal about intellectual disability and the SDGs. The event is co-hosted by the British, Canadian and French Ambassadors, supported by the UN. Please mark-the-date and contact us for tickets.

Abramorama have agreed to handle US distribution, 42 West are delivering US PR while the global communications company HAVAS will be running a social media campaign in France, the UK and North America. Freuds are offering PR around the UK release.

We want this film to make an impact.  If you can help, please get in touch.


“A beautiful, poetic appreciation of humanity”


By Donia Fahim, Executive Director of Autism Friendly Spaces.

Today I had the pleasure of attending a prescreening of the documentary “Summer In The Forest”. I was fortunate to have time to speak with the talented director Randall Wright. The film is a beautiful poetic appreciation of humanity and the need for us to look beyond what is different and instead at what brings us together. The film honors the work of the great humanitarian Jean Vanier, but what touched me was the portrayal and window into the lives of people with intellectual disabilities who live in the L’Arche communities that  Vanier founded. The film will be showing in April at the UN. You will laugh and cry. The cinematography is breathtaking! Please see it!  

I loved the film. It’s incredibly beautiful and with so many important take home messages.  I believe the film can be used to support some important dialogue about how we better service, acknowledge, respect & appreciate individuals with intellectual disability in the community.