A few weeks ago, Kari and I curled up on the couch to watch a pre-release of the upcoming movie Where Hope Grows. All I knew was that it was a movie about a washed-up former baseball player who develops an unlikely friendship with a young grocery store worker with Down Syndrome.
[featured-image single_newwindow=”true” alt=”Here’s my interview with David DeSanctis – star of the upcoming movie “Where Hope Grows.””]
Other than that, I didn’t know what to expect. What we received was an extremely well-told, authentic, moving, challenging, and inspiring story of friendship, difficult relationships, differences, similarities, faith, and the power of hope in the process of redemption.
Simply put – we both really enjoyed Where Hope Grows.
In the movie, the young man’s nickname is Produce – after the department he works in. The actor who plays Produce is David DeSanctis. I had been introduced to David a few weeks earlier at the National Children’s Pastors Convention. We realized we were both going to be at the Northwest Ministry Conference the following month in Seattle.
The people filming the “backstage” interviews at the conference were kind enough to let us use their cameras, lights, set – and videographer! – so we could shoot this interview.
First…Here’s my interview with David.
Second…Here’s the official trailer.