In celebration of adoption month filmmaker D. Channsin Berry, CTW Productions and director Christopher Thomas Wilson have announces the multiple award-winning documentary film “You Have His Eyes,” which chronicles the search for Lionel Scott, a Jamaican track runner and national record holder, who abruptly disappeared one day.
At three months old director Christopher Wilson was adopted. 25 years later, he reunited with his biological mother. He then began documenting his search for his father. An intense life changing experience is captured as Chris uncovers the dormant truths behind his biological family.
“[Director Christopher] Wilson has used his skills to reveal a haunting story of love, mystery, and pain. By the time you reach the end of his escapade, your emotions are highly charged, filled with anticipation and hope. Wilson does not disappoint,” says Emmy award winning journalist JC Hayward.
“On a deeper level, the documentary encapsulates the changing face of the American family. Melding the personal story of a uniquely diverse household, an intriguing character study, and mystery man-hunt, all while managing to touch on many of today’s controversial and social topics,” explains director Wilson, adding, that, “By the films conclusion, the viewer will question the accuracies and inaccuracies behind mental illness, the detriments of domestic abuse on an individual, the role of adoption in our society, the undeniable consciousness of spiritual relations, as well as ponder our culture’s broadening definition of “family”.
Adding to the conflict are a high-end Hollywood private investigator, members of the Jamaican Government, and a psychic (TLC’s Deborah Graham, whose brand new TV show “The Psychic Matchmaker” will air in 2015) all aiding in the search for one elusive figure, leading to a shocking conclusion.
The festival continues to travel, attracting constructive feedback from audiences, with the end goal being to obtain a world wide distribution/broadcast deal.
More info on the film can be found here; www.YouHaveHisEyes.com.