Through the Eyes of Others

Independent Film

THROUGH THE EYES OF OTHERS follows eleven graduates of the Baltimore School for the Arts as they reflect on the meaning of success and if they've given up on their dreams as they prepare for their 20 year high school reunion. Through the eyes of this dynamic and diverse cast, we dig deep into addiction, trauma, mental illness, family relationships, racism, privilege, motherhood, and infertility while taking a critical look at the notions of success, purpose, and meaning in our lives. This is a film that asks, can we awaken our sleeping dreams together?

The women behind the project are a diverse team of credentialed and successful producers and directors.  They've created and produced hundreds of hours of television, won awards for our TV series and films, and have worked at executive levels with organizations such as Disney, The New York Times, Publicis Groupe, Discovery Networks, and Johns Hopkins University.

The film was chosen for the Saul Zaentz Innovation Lab, as well as won an award from the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, and received 3 separate grants from the Maryland State Arts Council. We are fiscally sponsored by The Film Collaborative, a 501(c)3 organization, and the Baltimore Sun is looking to develop a feature on our project.

In 2000, eleven aspiring actors emerged from a renowned acting school, poised to follow in the footsteps of famous alumni like Jada Pinkett and Tupac. 20 years later, as they gear up for their high school reunion, none of them have made it. One classmate heads back to Baltimore to investigate how their dreams died; and should they be resuscitated?