MANCHESTER, N.H. (7/20/15)--More than 100 guests, including representatives from the Cooperative Credit Union Association, attended a July 12 premiere of the movie "Dream Builder,” a film written and directed by Wish Child Lindsey at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H.
The anime film--a term used to refer to Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation--was based Lindsey’s real-life experiences.
Meghan Higgins worked with Lindsey the cinematography and created the final production with her (Daily CU Scan July 17).
Lindsey, along with her best friend and family, arrived in style with a police escort to the more than 100 adoring fans and plenty of cheers as she walked the red carpet into the Capitol Center for a night of dreams come true.
Sally Sutton, chair, New Hampshire Postal CU, Manchester, N.H., was one of the wish granters and is a member of the New Hampshire Credit Unions' Social Responsibility Committee. Sutton worked with Denis Valdinocci, vice president, State Street Corp., on making Lindsey's wish come true.
Lindsey was born with septo optic dysplasia, a condition that includes underdevelopment of the optic nerve, abnormal formation of structures along the midline of the brain and pituitary hypoplasia.
She graduated from Memorial High School in Manchester with a 3.5-plus grade-point and will attend Southern New Hampshire University in September.
Her vision for the movie was to show children that they have a voice and not to be afraid to use it. Being visually impaired since birth, Lindsey has always found her power to be in her voice.
Through the creation of her own superhero, Lindsey's movie shows young people that dreams can come true and that no matter how difficult things can be, they always have their voice and never be afraid to speak up.