Sallie, Sophie, and Jeff Leave Home


Twelve years ago in the documentary “Opening Doors”, mothers Janet, Mel and Suzy talked about the joys and frustrations of raising Jeff, Sallie and Sophie who all have intellectual disabilities. These children are now entering adulthood – what does this mean for them and their parents?

– What happens to them when the education system is finished with them?

– Who will look after them when their parents are too old?

– Can the parents ever have a life of their own?

This documentary “Sallie, Sophie and Jeff Leave Home” explores the realities of relationships, jobs and leaving home for these young adults.



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Production Details

Producer: Karen Woolly

Exec producer: Tony Manson

Network exec: Sue Woodfield

Director: Howard Taylor

Originator “Opening Doors”: Prue Langbein

Online editor: Matthew Wear

Offline editor: Margaret Kelly

Production manager: Philippa Hall

Production assistant: Amanda Raine

Camera: David Paul

Additional camera: Paul Holland

Sound: Ken Saville

Narrator: Lex Matheson

Music: Ian Morris, Tim Pattinson

Financial controller: Glenda Paterson

Funded by: TV3, New Zealand On Air