Louisville actor featured in independent film being shot in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An independent film being shot in Louisville features a local actor with Down Syndrome.   The movie, titled Produce, was being shot Friday at the Batt and Putt on Dixie Highway.

The movie is about a former pro ball player who learns a life lesson from a grocery store clerk with Down Syndrome.

David Desanctis plays that store clerk, and he knew from a young age he wanted to become an actor:  "And my goal after I graduated from elementary school and before I entered into middle school was to become an actor. And I'm already an actor."

One of the movie's producers, Milan Chakraborty, says he's learned one thing by working with people living with Down Syndrome:  "Most of the limitations society puts on them are purely the limitations that are put on them by us."

He also says parents with Down Syndrome children have given him a hopeful message.  "They've said, 'I'm a better person since I've had this, more empathy, more caring,' we as a better society are better because of people like that."

If you'd like to be a part of the movie Produce, you can be an extra by showing up Saturday at 5:45 at Louisville Slugger Field.

They're filming the closing scene of the movie and need a crowd in the stands.  Producers suggest wearing clothing with Louisville Bats logos or dark colors.

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