Where Hope Grows


Where Hope Grows is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Chris Dowling and starring David DeSanctis, Danica McKellar, Kerr Smith, Brooke Burns, William Zabka, Kristoffer Polaha and McKaley Miller.

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.

Where Hope Grows won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at the 2014 Heartland International Film Festival.



In WHERE HOPE GROWS, a baseball player fails to make it in the Major Leagues and becomes an alcoholic, but making friends with a Down Syndrome boy restores his hope and faith.

In the edited TV version, SIDEWALKS host Richard R. Lee interviews Kristoffer Polaha (Calvin Campbell) and David DeSanctis (Produce), the lead stars of “Where Hope Grows,” about acting, DeSanctis being a role model, and the film.