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Andre The Anti-Giant

A 3-foot-something actor/comedian/disability advocate strives to retake the stage following a life-endangering diagnosis.

  • Kim Saltarski
    IF The Poet
  • Kim Saltarski
    IF The Poet
  • Andre H. Arruda
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Biography, Comedy, Disability Social Impact
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Picture This Film Festival
    Calgary, Alberta
  • NorthwestFest
    May 13, 2017
  • OttawaindieFest
    June 3, 2017
    Eastern Canada
  • SF Doc Fest
    San Francisco
    United States
    June 9, 2017
  • Los Angeles Diversity Festival
    West Hollywood
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    July 23, 2017
    Los Angeles
Distribution Information
  • Amazing Ain't It Entertainment
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Kim Saltarski

Andre The Anti-Giant is the second film in Kim’s inspiring documentary series about human beacons. His first film was IF The Poet, the riveting story about is the moving, irreverent story Ian French, aka “IF", who dove into Slam Poetry at the age of 50, which aired on CBC TV last year.

Kim’s gripping documentaries for NGOs Children International & Plan Canada shot in Benin, Colombia, Peru, Zambia, The Philippines and Ecuador have touched the hearts of millions across North America. In addition, Kim produced and directed a riveting docu-adventure reality series, “Operation Unplugged” for travel+escape channel that took him racing across Canada’s National Parks with 8 techno addicts.

On the comedy flipside, Kim was the executive producer/showrunner on “popcultured with Elvira Kurt” for The Comedy Network. He produced “Out Of Bounds with John Oakley” for Global and produced four “Cream of Comedy” TV specials for The Comedy Network.

In fact Kim has applied his dynamic bald brain to over 400 hours of original animated and live action family, tween, adult comedy, reality and documentary TV programming. His bevy of broadcasters include: Nickelodeon, CTV, CBC, The Comedy Network, YTV, Disney Channel, Global, Discovery Channel, BBC Kids, Cartoon Network, and The Family Channel.

When the camera isn’t rolling or the keyboard clicking, Kim is also a prolific songwriter, husband of one, fanatic father of two, friend to many, blissed out world traveller, watermelon lover and much more… Visit AmazingAintIt.com to learn more about how Kim turns imagination into creation.

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Director Statement

The world needs more human beacons to show us how to live. Andre H. Arruda is one such beacon. Being a fly on the wall in his wondrous world was a fantastic experience that I know will affect many different people in many ways. Enjoy!