This is one of the films from the Sprout Touring Film Festival. It is well worth nine minutes of your day, I promise!
A young man's charm and charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop.
Be My Brother stars aspiring actor Gerard O'Dwyer as Richard, a young man with Down syndrome. His acting practice while waiting for the bus is meant to entertain himself and ultimately the others at the bus stop. When he impacts on the stranger’s world, he also impacts on the heart and mind of someone else close by.
Be My Brother won the top prize in Australia's TropFest Film Festival in 2009.