Carol of The Bells

“Carol of the Bells” was the world’s first feature film production, where up to 70% of the crew had a developmental disability. In partnership with Inclusion Films, this film was made within two weeks in Bakersfield, California.

Options For All Film and Media Program graduates worked on this film in a variety of roles from 2nd Assistant Camera to Production Assistant.

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A young father battles his past to find peace with his wife and son. Scott Johnson has always struggled with his secret adoption and his life-changing moment as a child at Christmas time. Now, Scott has the answer to his greatest fear. Can he take the final step to bridge the truth about his first family and heal his wounds?

“Heartwarming and inspirational, the movie carol of the bells is perfect for everyone. The film has a very exceptional moral value and shows an inspirational understanding of Down Syndrome, 5 out of 5 stars.”

John Delia,

“The performances are universally excellent. Carol Of The Bells caught me completely off-guard. It was charming and heartwarming. There was so much dust in my eyes, I couldn’t keep them dry”

Lisa Payne, Red Carpet Crash

“RJ Mitte us a revelation! Donna Mills is remarkable! What makes this film even more compelling is that the majority of the crew is comprised of adults with disabilities. Of the Bellscertaintly move its audiences on an emotional level.”

Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal

“A modest and sincere family drama. The angst of choices make and haunted pasts play on more than one generation as truths come to life…”

David Duprey, That Moment In

“Carol of the Bells delivers a quietly emotional punch”

Kurt Gardner, Blog Critics