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THE WISH, A Story of Hope, Faith & Generosity

KC Taylor is a young, beautiful, intelligent and beloved teacher at her small town’s local high school. Married to her high school sweetheart, Isiah, KC works persistently every day to give her students a chance to grow, learn and achieve beyond graduation.

Known only to a few, KC is struggling with a life threatening kidney disease. After returning to the classroom KC is excitedly greeted by student Courtney Boyd. Meanwhile, star athlete Miles Dixon, up to his usual mischievous antics causes KC’s return to be far from celebratory.

KC’s health grows worse each day and her time for a transplant is running out. But, because of her faith in God – she never gives up or loses hope. Isiah’s love for KC is transparent and he wants nothing more than to find a donor for her, however he does not share the same faith in God and this creates a great stress as KC struggles to get Isiah to believe in her faith and that God will truly provide.

A week later, exhausted from returning to work too soon KC collapses in her classroom. Courtney, determined to help her favorite teacher, spends hours searching the Internet for solutions and discovers the SAVE1000™ Donate Life Campaign. Energized, she springs into action, calling a mandatory senior class meeting in the school’s gymnasium. Her classmates aren’t immediately persuaded and laugh, joke and talk loudly over her pleas. Feeling defeated, Courtney is on the verge of giving up, until an unlikely student decides to take action.

  • Ty Manns
    The Turning Point, The Itch, White Water,
  • Ty Manns
    The Turning Point, The Itch
  • Ty Manns
  • Donate Life America
  • Angel Terron
  • Reece Odum
    Key Cast
  • Blue Kimble
    Key Cast
  • Patrick Faucette
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Granville
    Key Cast
  • Nate Jones
    Key Cast
  • Roz Williams
    Key Cast
  • Russell Scott
    Key Cast
  • Dee Armstrong
    Key Cast
  • Georgia Ellyse
    Key Cast
  • Donterrius Ruff
    Key Cast
  • Montreal Jones
    Key Cast
  • Sydney Johnson
  • Kyle Ware
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jamaal Williams
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Family, Drama, Religious, Faith-Based, Teen, Educational, Social Awareness
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    August 3, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Kingdomwood Faith-Based Film Festival
    Atlanta GA
    October 2, 2015
  • 5th Annual Gary, Indiana Film Festival
    The Glen Theatre, Gary IN
    February 20, 2016
  • Atlanta Georgia Latino Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    October 24, 2015
Director Biography - Ty Manns

Ty Manns, Major, US Army (Retired), Writer/Director/Producer is a 23-year retired Army Infantry Officer turned filmmaker.

Born and raised in McDowell County in southern West Virginia, Ty joined the military in 1980 and retired in 2003. After retirement he served in a number of senior and executive level corporate positions including VP Business Developments, North America for a major United Kingdom, Multi-National Corporation and Managing Director for a major US defense sector company.

In 2008 he joined friend and mentor Rick Bieber, former President of HBO pictures on the acclaimed film, The 5th Quarter starring Andie MacDowell, Ryan Merriman & Aidan Quinn.

In 2014 Ty partnered with long-time friend Jeff Searcy, to form SAVE1000™, a fiscally sponsored non-profit platform for the purpose of producing family oriented content.

In 2014, SAVE1000™, in association with CME Films produced its first film, THE WISH for national organ & tissue organization, Donate Life America.

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