True Story - Development 2019

A SPECIAL DREAM is the inspirationally true story of a father who, against all odds, pursues his vision to build a facility to care for special needs kids, including his own, all while trying to keep his own family from falling apart.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • True Story, Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeremy John WELLS (Vertéro Films)
    • Synopsis
    • We meet the Castriota family just before a moment that changes the course of their family’s life forever. Their daughter’s autism diagnosis changes everything. Absence of localized therapeutic resources means that they spend hours upon hours driving to many different appointments.

      The idea occurs to Louie to centralize therapeutic resources and he quickly realizes that this could solve many challenges that families like theirs face. The only problem is, Louie’s never started anything, where does a college-dropout, 30 year old dad even begin? Is now really the best time to try this? He finally has a great job and with the family’s new financial pressure… well, it may be a great idea but perhaps it’s not the right time.

      Still, the thought that his daughter may not grow to her full potential keeps Louie up at night. To do this he and Laurie will have to throw fears to the wayside and embark on an impossible journey. Doing so won't just require everything they have… it’ll require more.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 20, 2019