About Disability Busters

Filmmaker Sarah Barton has set up Disability Busters to share more than 100 hours of film and television content about disability that she’s had a hand in making in her career of more than 20 years.

Sarah’s filmmaking career began in 1994 with the ground breaking documentary about sexuality and disability Untold Desires. You can see that film here at Disability Busters.

In 2003 she created the long running community television series No Limits which starred the wonderful Stella Young in her first television role. In 2014 Stella became an international sensation for her take on disability and inspiration with her TED talk I’m not your inspiration thank you very much. You can watch her early work on No Limits here at Disability Busters. No Limits is presented entirely by disabled people and is also a training space for disabled people to learn media production skills. Disability Busters has acquired the entire back catalogue of more than 180 episodes and will be releasing them over the coming months from the newest series completed in 2014 right back to the very first episodes from 2003.

We also have a catalogue of other great short films about disability including the comedy Casa Del Crip, the documentary Stroke A Chord (finalist in the ATOM Awards 2014 for best short documentary) and much more.

We’ll also be scouring the world to bring you the best great films about disability and we have more currently in production to look forward to. Defiant Lives is a feature documentary about the history of the disability rights movement. Filmed in America, England and Australia over six years it will finally be completed in mid 2016. If you can’t catch it at a film festival, movie theatre or television near you, it should be here online by 2017.

Sarah Barton is the founder of Disability Busters and is based in Melbourne, Australia. Sarah has been making films about disability since 1994.

Sarah’s filmmaking career began in 1994 with the ground breaking documentary about sexuality and disability Untold Desires. You can see that film here at Disability Busters.

Sarah was the co-founder of Disability Media Australia in 2005 and it’s CEO from 2011 – 2014. She is a 2010 Churchill Fellow and a finalist in the 2009 National Disability Awards.

Sarah's films have won and been nominated for numerous awards including winning a Logie Award, an AFI Award, and five Community Television Program of the Year Awards.

Sarah has three children and her middle child Stella is fast becoming a disability activist in her own right. At 12 she joined the steering committee of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) and attended their national conference. That same year she participated in their direct action workshop run by international activist organizer Johnny Crescendo. In 2014 Stella spoke at the memorial service for her friend and mentor Stella Young. You can see her speech here.

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