Pacific Diversified Services

Pacific Diversified Services is a nonprofit agency in Marin County, California dedicated to assisting people with developmental disabilities to become more accepted, contributing members of their community. Their focus is on diversity and inclusion of all people. They helped Robin find her job at Banana Republic and provide an on-site job coach to support her. They also coordinate community activities for Robin such as going to movies, eating out, volunteering and attending conferences.

Casa Allegra Community Services

Casa Allegra Community Services provides support to individuals with disabilities in supported living. Supported Living is a concept that creates opportunities for people to choose where they live, with whom they live and how they lead their lives. Casa Allegra staffs the house where Robin lives in Terra Linda and coordinates her travel schedule each week, budgets her expenses and oversees her daily chores.

Banana Republic

The people at Banana Republic's store and corporate offices have been very supportive of both Robin's working there and of my efforts to capture her life on film. Watch for upcoming footage of Robin's stocking work.

Special Olympics, Northern California

Robin participates in bi-weekly gymnastics practice as well as semi-annual regional meets. She has also won medals in swimming and volleyball. Watch for her achievements on the vault, mat and balance beam in excerpts from FOCUS ON ME.

Helpful Film Sites: 

Film Arts

The best resource in the Bay Area for filmmaking. Publish Release Print magazine.


The best resource for video-making in the Bay Area.

A very useful resource for documentarians - publish the International Documentary Magazine.


P.O.V. (a cinema term for 'point of view') is public television's annual award-winning showcase for independent non-fiction films. Passionate, powerful and poignant, P.O.V. films - regardless of their subjects - are ultimately personal and unvarnished reportage on our lives.


The Independent Television Service (ITVS) brings to local, national and international audiences high-quality, content-rich programs created by a diverse body of independent producers. ITVS programs take creative risks, explore complex issues, and express points of view seldom seen on commercial or public television.

Women Make Movies

Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization that facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.

Media Rights / Media That Matters

Media Rights, a nonprofit organization, helps media makers, educators, librarians, nonprofits, and activists use documentaries to encourage action and inspire dialogue on contemporary social issues.

Media that Matters is the short film festival sponsored by Media Rights. The Festival brings high-impact shorts and Take Action tools to audiences around the country throughout the year. The Festival's film and video shorts, digital stories and new media stream online, tour the country through community screenings and appear on cable and satellite television channels as well.