Screenplay: Family Drama Feature
After going blind, a professional dancer finds her way back to the stage when her self-imposed isolation is broken by her husband's tough love.
Schantel Lucas, a community volunteer for children with disabilities, is a professional soloist of Classical Ballet for the De’Leon Dance Company. After rehearsal one evening, she gets beaten, mugged, and left in a dark alley. When she awakens, she’s in the hospital – blind. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to grasp what has happened to her and where her life is going, especially since her boyfriend Kade just proposed to her. Now Schantel must make some decisions. Will she go back to dance and live up to her creed of not allowing disabilities to define her or will she wallow in fear and isolation, giving up dance for good? With the help of Kade, Schantel struggles against anxiety, fear, and self-doubt in a bid to get back to the stage.
You can read an excerpt
of Behind Blind Eyes below.