Who is David DeSanctis? 'Color My World with Love' star is also a special needs campaigner
Usually, Hallmark movies feature romantic storylines with a happy ending; nevertheless, this time the network addresses a real-life issue and presents it as a drama with a happy end. 'Color My World with Love' gives the message that everyone deserves to fall in love and get married one day, even people with disabilities. The movie features a spectacular cast, and the main leads are actors with Down syndrome.
Hallmark's official synopsis for the movie reads:" Kendall is a talented artist with Down syndrome who creates beautiful paintings in the Impressionist style that reflects the reality of her subjects as she sees them. Thanks to the support of her mother, Emma, and grandmother, Bev, Kendall is happy and thriving. Her life takes an exciting turn when she meets Brad in a cooking class at the local center for diverse learners and romance blooms. Emma has spent the last 22 years trying to protect her daughter and has reservations about Kendall and Brad’s new relationship, especially when it quickly moves in a serious direction. Not wanting Kendall to experience heartbreak, Emma tries to slow things down. With the help of Nic, a longtime family friend of Brad’s, Emma slowly accepts that Kendall is ready to – and should – live her own life. In the process, Emma learns a lesson from Kendall about how to look beyond what’s in front of her and see the beauty that exists. And, just maybe, she finds herself ready to find love once again."
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Who is David DeSanctis?
David DeSanctis plays the role of Brad in 'Color My World with Love.' DeSanctis is an actor and campaigner best known for his role in Chris Dowling's film 'Where Hope Grows.' DeSanctis co-anchored a news show in high school and had a monthly food feature, which sparked his interest in acting. David DeSanctis was always interested in plays, choir, and broadcast journalism as a kid, and he did all three in high school. He was steadily building his reputation as a presenter, frequently taking the stage for local events that benefited persons with Down syndrome, such as himself.
He has continued to pursue acting professionally since then. DeSanctis is a motivational speaker for non-profits and special needs organizations around the country, sharing his personal experience with Down Syndrome. He is actually employed part-time as a Public Relations Outreach Associate with the National Down Syndrome Society in Washington, D.C. DeSanctis has been a Best Buddies volunteer since 2009, and from 2016 to 2021, he served on the Kentucky Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities.
DeSanctis is a voracious reader with exceptional computing abilities. He keeps himself occupied by participating in Special Olympics, rowing with the Louisville Adaptive Rowing Team, enjoying a good game of tennis, and going bike-riding with his family. He also enjoys music and would be delighted to create a mix CD for you with your favorite vocalists. David uses Facebook to remain in touch with family and friends while waiting for his next acting role.
Watch David DeSanctis in Hallmark 'Color My World with Love' premiere on Sunday, June 12, 9/8c on HMM.