People Like Me

People Like Me is a 2010 documentary film about All Star C.A.S.T. (then known as the Young Actors Workshop). The documentary was created by Larry Elin ’73, Steve Davis, and Douglas Quin, professors in SU’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. They were awarded a grant from the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) to hire Sujeet Desai, an accomplished musician with Down syndrome and former member of All Star C.A.S.T, to perform new music for the film. Working closely with composer and musician Nathaniel Stein, a senior in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Desai played a variety of instruments for the soundtrack. The film had its red-carpet premiere in October 2010 in Syracuse as part of the University’s Orange Central celebration. Watch People Like Me.

Members of All Star C.A.S.T. walk the red carpet at premiere of People Like Me in Syracuse (Photos: Steve Sartori).