Special screening of 'Where Hope Grows' at Savannah Arts Academy

Special screening of 'Where Hope Grows' at Savannah Arts Academy

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A story of finding redemption through faith, hope and love.

Wednesday night, the Savannah AMBUCS and other local organizations held a special screening of "Where Hope Grows."

The movie hits theaters Friday. It follows the story of Calvin Campbell, a former professional baseball player sent into early retirement because of panic attacks. Depressed, Campbell's life changes for the better when he meets Produce, a young-man with Down syndrome.

Wednesday night, people at the screening had the chance to meet the man playing Produce, David DeSanctis.  He is the first actor with Down syndrome to star in an English speaking feature film.

"The process of making this movie is also the process of making a hard-working group of people and making them to become a family. So my favorite part is being part of my movie family," said DeSanctis.

Some more about David now. This is his first feature film and starring role. He is a native of Kentucky and keeps busy with the Special Olympics as a member of the adaptive rowing team.

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