Greg was adopted at birth. Now, nineteen years later, he's made contact with his birth family and is finally going to meet them.
Growing up, Greg Tilden always knew he was born in Ogden, Utah and adopted at birth, but that was the extent of what he knew about his adoption.
In mid June, 2011, nineteen years later, Greg and his single adoptive mother uncovered a photograph that would eventually lead to Greg finding his birth family. The photo shows Greg as an infant, the day of his birth, laying in his mother and father's arms. His eight-year-old sister stands next to them. Writing on the back of the photo reveals the first names of everyone in the picture. With the help of a post-adoption specialist and these names, Greg was able to find his birth father's phone number.
Where I Came In
I got to witness this emotional phone call and was fortunate to get the whole thing on tape. Some excerpts from this conversation are featured in the video on this page. This is the start of a moving documentary. Over the last few weeks, Greg has uncovered a lot of information about his birth family.He has two older sisters, a brother who is a year older, and three younger siblings. He's also an uncle. The best part? They all look and act like him. Greg went from being an only child living with a single mother (who is also an only child) to having a really huge, loving family who can't wait to finally meet him.
This would be great if they didn't all live 2,500 miles away.
Most of our funds will be used on travel. Greg and I intend to fly across the country in late July or early August to meet the family. I own a camera and microphone and won't need much money to document the emotional reunion. I attend Drexel University during the school year and will be editing the film in their pro level editing labs. The only money needed for post production will be money to produce the DVDs. If there is money left over (if we are able to find cheaper flights than expected), the remaining funds will be spend on camera gear such as batteries.
(Blank #6 by The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die is used in the video with permission by the band.)
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