Project Description:

Malarkey tells the story of two sisters who are struggling to see  eye to eye. Mallory, is over protective and controlling of her sister  Mauve who has down syndrome. While fighting to prove her independence Mauve decides to go to prom with boyfriend  without Mallory’s approval. However, Mallory is hiding a secret of her own. She has finally received the acceptance letter from her  dream college but is unable to open it. What if she gets rejected? Or worse, what if she got in and has to leave Mauve? These sisters discover the true strength of their bond.

Filmmaker's Statement:

"All my life I grew up watching my older  brother, Richard, face discrimination and exclusion because of his  disability. In conjunction with my awareness of the discrimination people with disabilities face, I found my own love and appreciation  for film. While navigating this passion for film and finally pursuing it in college, I realized the lack of inclusion for people with disabilities in  the film industry. Malarkey is going to be a catalyst for my career as a filmmaker aiming to include people with disabilities in real and authentic way. While I may not be an individual with a disability, I am  a sibling to one and have the personal connection to work with people to make my films the most authentic and real that they possible can be."

- Lindsay Allen