Finding Hope

Finding Hope 1

Finding Hope (2016-17) is a heartwarming supernatural drama about a young couple who struggle to cope with the death of their daughter. Just when all seems lost, the mother finds hope and this changes their future.

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Directed by: Krysten Resnick

Written & Produced by: Jean Maye

Paul Butterworth
Crystal Leaity
Kevin Leslie

Film festival awards

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Los Angeles Film Festival
Winner – Best Indie Film
Winner – Inspiring Woman in Film (Character/Actress).

Oniros Film Festival
Finalist – Best Producer & Best Indie Short Film (Final results August 2018).

Marina del Rey Film Festival, California
Semi-Finalist – Best Film (Final results October 2018).

Best Short Film
Rising Star Producer
Semi-Finalist – Best Short Script
Semi-Finalist – Rising Star Producer
Semi-Finalist – Best Director
Semi-Finalist – Best Actress
Semi-Finalist – Supporting Actor
Semi-Finalist – Best Composer

Festigious Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Official Selection – Best Film & Actor

London International Story First Film Festival (2017)
Semi-Finalist – Best Drama

Cardiff International Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection

International Women's Film Festival (2017)
Best Short Film

Open World Toronto Film Festival
Best Sound And Music

Worldwide Women's Film Festival
Official Selection

Top Shorts (February 2018)
Best Narrative Fiction
Best Song

Lift-Off Global Network, Manchester 2018
Official Selection

Silicon Beach Film Festival 2018
Official Selection

One Stop International Film Festival (2017)
Winner - Short Screenplay

See the Finding Hope Trailer from Jean Maye on Vimeo.


Short StopThe screenplay was selected and shortlisted in the
Short Stop Screenplay competition (15/1/18) –
you can read the review here.


The February 2018 issue of Contessa's Court has a feature on Finding Hope - click here to read it.



"Today, this wins the internet! A heart wrenchingly beautiful story. Top marks in all departments as it ticked all the boxes for me and may well help others that may find themselves in the same situation. Well done!" - PurpleChicken.TV



"Finding Hope is a very well made and realistically acted film which touches on the difficult issues faced by couples grieving both differently and together following the death of a child. It is very moving and many couples who have experienced the devastation of child bereavement will be able to relate to some of the experiences of grieving depicted in the film."
Child Bereavement UK
National helpline: 0800 02 888 40


Funding and sponsorships

If you would like to be part of the process of any of our films by sponsoring us or contributing financially, please get in touch.

Sponsorships can come in all sorts of ways: financial, advertising, offering free locations, travel/car drivers/taxis, catering, costumes etc.

Anyone sponsoring us will get shout outs and a thank you credit at the end of the film.

Significant financial sponsorships will be rewarded with a credit and other perks. On occasions, there will be an opportunities to come on set as a guest, attend a private screening with cast & crew, and other delights. Your company will also get 'shout-outs' on social media.

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