A woman whose granddaughter's been placed for adoption leaves clues to her birth family's identity via sealed documents the child has access to when she reaches legal age - meanwhile, she goes about her life facing her fears and following her dreams.

This trailer promotes the film "The Ultimate Gift." It's the first one-third of the feature script, "Letters to Stephanie."  Jo-Ann Wilhelm, the script-writer, produced the long-short film which stands alone beautifully. However, she's seeking the "right" production company to either help film the rest of the story or to film the entire story using their choice of actors.

The short and  feature scripts together have  won thirty awards in film festivals and script contests.

Scriptwriter Jo-Ann "Jody" Wilhelm Shares Unique and Inspirational Story in Letters to Stephanie -"The Ultimate Gift" in Film

Adapted from her novel Where's Stephanie?

Written under her pen name Lenora Livingston

Charleston, S.C. -

BACKGROUND:  This story begins during a time when pregnancy out of wedlock carried a social stigma. To avoid being shunned and publicly ridiculed, the young women were sent away, many against their will, to live in secrecy at homes for unwed mothers in exchange for giving up their babies for adoption.

In the 1980's, a woman's daughter dies. She places a phone call that prevents her son's child from being aborted. The pregnant young woman and her mother want the baby, but her father threatens to disown her if she keeps it. Neither the birth father nor his mother have any legal rights to his daughter that's placed for adoption. Social Services will permit them and the birth mother to write letters without identifiable information for the baby's adoption file. The baby, who's named Stephanie, will be permitted to have a copy of her birth file after she's twenty-one. The grandmother puts clues to the birth family's identity in her letter. Social Services destroys most of her letter.

The rest of the story can only be described as divine intervention.  Even though their families live over a hundred miles apart, Stephanie and her grandmother's lives are divinely intertwined.  They are placed directly in each other's path over and over again.  It's an effective drama about the tenacity of family love.

The long-short script that covers the first one-third of the story and the feature script that covers the whole story, together have won thirty film festival awards and screenwriting contests. See the Film Festival Awards list on the Press Inquiries page.

Where’s Stephanie? A Story of Love, Faith, and Courage

by Lenora Livingston is available worldwide in the following formats.

2nd Edition Paperbacks................................................................................ISBN–978-1511737418

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First Edition, Limited, Hard Copy with Book Jacket: ISBN 97558-1-4627-4486    AbeBooks.com

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