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A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story

  • Lane Wyrick, Director

About the Project

"He was a little man who made coffee and played the harmonica - and that was enough!" Bill Sackter's life didn't start out extraordinary. As a child, he was abandoned by his family and spent 44 years locked in an institution. When he emerged, he could have easily been forgotten by society had it not been for unlikely friendships and Bill's incredibly positive embrace of life. His story gained international attention through the Emmy Award winning made-for-tv movie "Bill" starring Mickey Rooney. Now, through actual film & video footage and photographs of Bill himself, the real hero for people with disabilities will come to life in this riveting and uplifting feature-length documentary.