Andrew Cunningham is a typical 13 year-old. He complains about studying, and spends hours playing on Xbox Live with friends. The only difference is he is in a powered wheelchair. Born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, Andrew relies on his father Tom for nearly everything. As Andrew enters the roller coaster of adolescence, he must deal with growing pains, as well as his struggle with independence, and the uncertainties of his disease. Andrew finds a brother in 21-year-old Tony Reuter, born with brittle bone disease. Finding his way out of a difficult childhood, Tony guides Andrew towards normalcy as they both approach milestones in their lives.

Runtime: 16:12 



Director, Producer and Editor: Andrew Hida
Cinematography: Andrew Hida
Colorist: Michael Curry
Advisors: Seth GitnerEric Maierson, Bruce Strong


Publication Date: January 22, 2012


2014. Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, Finalist.

2013. AI-AP International Motion Art Awards

2013. The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
Special Recognition for Documentary.

2013. NPPA Best of Photojournalism
2nd Place Documentary Multimedia Story.

2013. Northern Short Course Contest
2nd Place Longform Multimedia.

2012. SyRECuse Film Festival
1st Place Student Film.





2013. AI-AP Motion Art Awards
2013. DOC NYC Film Festival
2013. Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival
2013. San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
2013. Athens International Film + Video Festival
2013. Invited to present at the Society for Disability Studies 26th Annual Convention