The Want

The unknown is frightening. A visit from a stranger, heals one mother's fears bringing her peace. The journey is hers.
The choice. The love. The want.

  • Lori Saux
    Director
  • Lori Saux
    Writer
  • Edixon Caridad
    Writer
  • Lori Saux
    Producer
  • Stephen Saux
    Producer
  • Lori Saux
    Key Cast
    "Mom"
  • Liam Saux
    Key Cast
    "Liam"
  • Sophia Saux
    Key Cast
    "Sophia"
  • Stephen Saux
    Key Cast
    "Dad"
  • Jennifer Barrett
    Key Cast
    "Doctor"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Easterseals Disability Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 27, 2019
    FINALIST - Best Film
  • MiMo Milano Mobile Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    June 9, 2019
    WINNER - Best Film
  • Life Screenings International Film Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    June 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Heartland Film Festival
    Indianapolis, IN
    United States
    October 14, 2019
    Special Presentation
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    July 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão
    Alter do Chão
    Brazil
    October 27, 2019
    Official Selection
Director - Lori Saux
Director Statement

We tell most people this film was made in 48 hours with our phones, but the truth is it took 9 1/2 years to write this film. In that time I learned about the fears of being a mother and the weight of the responsibility that every mother feels in their own way. I learned what it meant to be the parent of a child with Down Syndrome through self and society and the differences of each of those paths. I learned to be an advocate and fight, for both my children, that no outside boundaries be placed upon them based on prejudice of stereotype. Ultimately, I learned to let go of my fear and embrace all the goodness strength and blessings in every moment of what I call my life. I was given the platform and in that particular 48 hours I reached into my soul to share my journey that it may help another.