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This documentary will follow Sarah and her parents trying to get Sarah accepted into a home that will care for her in the future.

GOAL:

The goal of this documentary is to let the viewer into a world that they haven't experienced before.  Grabbing the viewers attention and pull them into the film, make them feel like they are part of the family, see what a day to day is like with a family with different things on their agendas. 

How will we do it?

Following closely on a day to day. This includes dinners, working environments, interviews and drives.

The funds with help us when it comes to post-production.  Including Scoring the film, DVD production, transportation and film festival fees!

This project has been in the making for over 10 months, it started back in the spring of 2011 for a documentary class and slowly grew into something much bigger.  When the film first started, it was just a piece on the family. Then Sarah's parents started looking for homes for their daughter, and that is when the core of the movie started to come together as a whole. 

Synopsis:

Esther and Alan Perry are residents in the suburbs of Montgomery County. They have three children, Sarah, Jacob and Kyle. Their first child and only daughter Sarah was diagnosed with Global Retardation when she was 15 months old. Since the diagnosis Esther and Alan had to dedicate their lives to the raising of their daughter, who is 22 years old now.

After graduating from high school, Sarah has lived with the Perry’s for 3 years. She has a job 5 days out of the week, which Esther drives her there, and picks her up from. Now it is time for Sarah to take the next step in her journey, a home. Finding a home for Sarah is something that the Perry’s have been trying for quite sometime now, after being turned down from three different places for Sarah being too “high functioning”, it is becoming a little more challenging to find a home.

This documentary will follow the Past, Present and Future of the Perry’s in what it is like to be in their family’s shoes. How far one, or a group, is willing to go for a loved one and family member.

Characters Bio:

- Sarah: A 22-year-old female, who is the center of attention in the documentary. She was diagnosed with developmental delay disorder when she was 15 months old. She has the gift of gab, and talking to others is a past time of hers, as well as using technical gear. She is high functioning in using televisions, computers and MP3 players. Having such talent in those categories, she cannot do simple skills, such as showering and going to the bathroom by herself. However, the smiles she can bring and the smiles she can give, makes her a remarkable person.

- Esther and Alan: Comical, Caring and Courageous, it takes a lot of love to wake up every morning and do what these two do. Sacrificing her job to raise her child Esther was the nurturer for Sarah. Alan was there in support as well, but he was in Grad school, trying to finish so he could get a job to raise the money to get his daughter the proper help she needed. After 22 years, they have helped their daughter become a High School graduate, aid her to her job, and now the next step, letting her spread her wings and fly. The parents of Sarah, these two characters are very strong bodied to do what they do.

- Jacob and Kyle: Jacob the middle child of the family has great responsibility. He has to step up as the younger brother, and become the older brother out of the group of the three siblings. Currently he is in college, West Chester, studying to become a teacher whose main focus is in the special education department. It must be difficult having an older sister and having her not experience the stepping stones in life (ex.Prom, college, SAT/ACT test, etc). Kyle, youngest brother, a senior in high school.He will be attending flight school to become a pilot, he was just recently accepted into North Dakota.

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