Where Hope Grows

A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.

Writer & Director:  Chris Dowling
Cast:  David Desanctis, Danica McKellar, Brooke Burns, Billy Zabka, Kris Polaha, Kerr Smith

WINNER:  Audience Choice Award – Best Narrative Feature
heartland_laurel_trimmedHeartland Film Festival
October 19, 2014


2014 Dallas Film Festival laurelDallas International Film Festival
April 6, 2014


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Produce Milan Brooke David

Milan C., David DeSanctis & Brook Burns


He received his BA in Radio-Television Film from The University of Texas at Austin.  Since moving to Los Angeles, he has optioned multiple properties that span both genre and medium.  “School Night” was originally set up at Sony through Winkler Films and Bigel Entertainment.  His sitcom “Hammerin’ Henry Humpheries” was optioned by J2TV (at CBS Radford).  He has also been commissioned to write multiple features both comedy and drama.

Where Hope Grows is Attic Light Films’ second collaboration with Chris.  His debut feature film, “Rock Slyde”, brought Milan, Ed, Jack and Ed together to shoot the comedy detective story starring Patrick Warburton and Andy Dick.  The film won multiple awards and gained both domestic and international distribution.