“Jeremy’s Egg” was inspired by Ida Mae Kempel’s award-winning, internationally published, true short story, “What Was in Jeremy’s Egg?” Jeremy is terminally ill and the only child with special needs in second grade. One day his teacher gives the students plastic eggs with instructions to fill them with something that symbolizes Easter and new life. Jeremy’s response to the assignment astonishes her, his classmates, and the Navy pilot who is his friend.
Based on a true story, “Jeremy’s Egg” is a surprising and inspirational film for the whole family. Filmmaker Steve Viall combines the heart of a classic tale with the adrenaline-pumping action found in the life of a Navy fighter pilot.
“Jeremy’s Egg,” based on an award-winning short story by Ida Mae Kempel, is the story of a Navy fighter pilot, his beloved wife, and their son Jeremy, a boy with special needs.Born with challenges most can only imagine, Jeremy’s parents must push beyond the life they had imagined and embrace the one which is their reality. Jeremy’s mom struggles with the challenges of raising her son, and her husband is often away because of his job in the Navy. Much of the task of caring for him falls to her. When the family is faced with heartbreaking news, the fabric of their lives is tested in a way even they could not foresee. “Jeremy’s Egg” is a tender story of a young boy, his family, and the powerful impact he had on the lives of those who knew him. The themes of perseverance, love, and hope for tomorrow are woven throughout this inspiring story. We are pleased to approve this film for viewers of all ages.