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Scott Bryan Sowers
Scott was born and raised in Texas. The son of Dr. Edward and Mabelle Sowers, he moved to Hollywood, California in 1977 at the age of twenty-one to pursue an acting career. His mother loved movies and she inspired him to be creative. While in Hollywood, Scott and his older brother Eddie, a great writer in his own right, worked hard to try and get their feet in the door. Reflecting on Hollywood and his first film, Special Needs, he puts it this way. To make a long story short, I worked it for six years. In that time I drove a cab, waited on a lot of tables, cooked in restaurants around Los Angeles; learned how to write scripts from my brother Eddie and George White, are retired editor at MGM and finally got my SAG card (Screen Actors Guild) doing some stunt work. If you don't have that, you can't get an agent and without an agent, you're stuck doing extra work forever, which I did. It was crazy. Most importantly I met Sharon, my wife now of thirty years. She worked on General Hospital, she was AFTRA, and I kept writing and going on auditions. We got married in 1981 and in 1983 we found out we were going to have baby. We gave up the "Hollywood dream" and decided to move to her hometown, Atlanta. We have two daughters; Kelly, our oldest, teaches and is the Head Coach of the girls track team at Brookwood High School in Lilburn, Georgia. Gloria is a very vibrant and happy young lady with special needs. She is amazing. They are both in the film, and if I may say so myself, do a great job! Sharon and I are involved sports and volunteer work with Special Populations programs and love it. It has been a blessing in so many ways. You'll never meet a better group of people. Over the years we continued writing scripts, while holding down full-time jobs and raising our daughters. Sharon has become quite the singer/songwriter, while running her own in home Montessori School. I did have a film produced here in 1989, which I co-wrote with Jim Basile called "Fast Food". We had to give up total control to get it made and well, let's just say it didn't turn out as we had liked. After that, I swore I would keep writing, try to raise money and wait until I could make my own film... mission accomplished. It might have taken twenty plus years since "Fast Food" to get it done, but it's done. And if all goes well, we will become overnight successes. It's ironic that it took going back to my home town of San Angelo, Texas, which I left to chase a dream, to actually secure the financing for "Special Needs". I'll save that story for another day. I would like to leave you with my final thoughts. "Special Needs" is an important film with a message of hope for people of all walks of life. It is not just about those with disabilities. Yes they are in the film, as actors and ball players. They had a fantastic time doing it. "Special Needs" is more about the people and families that God has chosen to care for and love them unconditionally. This is their story, this is our story. A small slice of real life, Special Needs is truly a simple, heart felt story of love."