WGA registration #2152359 | Copyright January 2022
Feature // Dramedy // In Development
When a single mom to a boy with Down syndrome is given months to live, she'll do anything to find him a loving home. No easy task in 90s middle America.
Writers / Directors: Nadav Heyman & Erez Heiman
Production Company: Vacation Theory
WHAT DOES THE INDUSTRY THINK?
Jackie & The Rats is a masterclass in tone.
WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA,
Pulls on your heartstrings without pulling any punches. One of the best scripts I've read in a long time.
Wonderfully emotional script with no shortage of both heartwarming and heart-wrenching moments.
A FILM WITH A PURPOSE
The conversation around inclusion has focused on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, while people with disabilities have remained on the sidelines. Our film is here to remind the world:
There is no DIVERSITY without DISABILITY.
Micah Booth - CAST
Micah and Filmmaker Nadav Heyman
The world of Jackie & The Rats is extraordinary, literally. It’s not ordinary. It’s different. It’s specific. In order to tell this story, it requires a long, honest, foundational understanding of the characters and their dispositions. Our team is this story. Actor-producer Jamie Brewer is cast in the role of Amber, the first ever narrator with Down syndrome. Jackie is based on our executive producer, Amanda Booth, and Leo is based on her son, Micah. Our producer, Sage Price, grew up with a non-verbal big brother, Travis, who also has Down syndrome and autism. Our directors, Nadav and Erez, are essentially Micah’s uncles, and have witnessed his growth since he was six months old. In addition, they have experience directing Micah on camera. Working with a neurodivergent cast is a very unique assignment, and our team’s cumulative love and understanding of Jackie’s world is, frankly put, unmatched.
Amanda and Jamie
Jackie & The Rats is where amazing storytelling meets passionate advocacy.
Michelle Sie Witten
CEO, Global Down syndrome Foundation
Amanda and Micah
Travis and Sage
A FILM WITH A VOICE
Jamie Brewer is an American actress and producer with Down syndrome, best known for her multiple roles in the FX horror anthology, American Horror Story. Jamie is a revered talent and advocate in the Down syndrome community, the recipient of the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Jamie is not only a Producer but has also been cast in the role of Amber in Jackie & The Rats. Jamie is set to be...