Trailer for Redemptive Film 'Where Hope Grows' Sheds Light on Down Syndrome; Film Hits Theaters This Spring

'Where Hope Grows' is headed to theaters on May 15, 2015.
"Where Hope Grows" is headed to theaters on May 15, 2015. | (Photo: Courtesy of Rogers & Cowan)

A new film from Roadside Attractions studio "Where Hope Grows" is coming to theaters everywhere this spring after winning last year's Heartland Film Festival Audience Choice Award.

The inspiring story features a unique hero - a young man with Down Syndrome named Produce who changes the life of Calvin Campbell, a struggling professional baseball player. Produce is portrayed in the film by first-time actor David DeSanctis who has Down Syndrome. A brand new trailer for "Where Hope Grows" sees DeSanctis' shine as Produce, who cheerfully introduces himself to Campbell, portrayed by Kristoffer Polaha.

"I'm doing good, even when I'm doing bad I'm doing good," Produce tells Calvin in the first look at the film.

Befriending Produce teaches Campbell the ultimate lesson in courage as he is able to see life through Produce's eyes. While Produce is able to reinvigorate new life in Calvin, the hardened baseball player must find redemption through faith, hope and love in the powerful film.

Roadside Attractions, which has distributed films such as "Grace Unplugged" and "Gimme Shelter," is joining forces with Godspeed Pictures on "Where Hope Grows," which will open in theaters on May 15.

"We are thrilled to be releasing the award-winning 'Where Hope Grows' to the North American movie-going audience," said Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen. "It is a film with an uplifting spirit and performances that will touch your heart."

Written and directed by Chris Dowling, "Where Hope Grows" stars Danica McKellar of the television series "Boy Meets World," Brooke Burns from "Baywatch," and Kerr Smith of "Dawson's Creek." Producer Simran Singh credited the cast and crew while pointing out DeSanctis' breakthrough performance in the film.

"We are excited to be working with Roadside Attractions to bring this moving story of love and hope to the big screen," she said in a statement. "Audiences around the world will fall in love with David DeSanctis as he lights up the screen thanks to an exceptional director, cast and crew."

"Where Hope Grows" has already accrued a strong media presence with over 200,000 "Likes" on Facebook. Watch the trailer for the film here.


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