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"Through the eyes of a child anything is possible"

Seeds of Change

A Short Film
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An unyielding, Midwestern man living in a "former" sundown town is forced to face his racist beliefs when his 6 year old biracial granddaughter comes to live with him.


George Tanner is a 63 year old restaurant owner who lives in a small rural town in Indiana.  One evening, he comes home to find his wife, Laura, sitting in the kitchen with 6 year-old Lexi Tanner, the precocious biracial daughter of their son Michael.

Laura is working feverishly to get custody of Lexi.  George is not happy about the situation as he feels the child will bring shame upon him and his wife in this small "former" sundown town.  Over the subsequent days, George will be forced to face his racists beliefs and his demons.


Director Statement

In this story, I explore what it will take to heal the pain of racism in this country.  My hope is that the story will allow the audience to empathize which will subsequently lead to understanding.

My desire for the future is that a real dialog regarding race will be allowed where both sides feel safe enough to talk honestly about their fears and pain.

Though the eyes of a child, anything is possible. As adults, we sometimes forget about possibilities. It is my hope that this film will remind us.

-Frances Wilkerson

Pitch Deck

Screenplay Awards

The 'Seeds of Change' screenplay has been honored with the following awards

SOC - Short Script Finalist - Harlem Int
SOC - Best Short Script - California Int
SOC - Short Script Finalist - World Seri
SOC - Short Screenplay Finalist - Hollyw
SOC - Short Script Finalist - California

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