Wait For Me Synopsis

Wait For Me is a new documentary from the Academy Award winning director of Born Into Brothels.

In 1985, John Ewing Dreyfous, a young man from a well-to-do family took a bicycle trip across southern Europe, wandered into Bangladesh, traveled through India, and vanished while hiking in the rugged foothills of the Himalayas. He was never seen or heard from again.

Wait For Me is the story of a mother’s spiritual and emotional search for her son—a ceaseless trek, propelled by an unconditional love and an unwavering belief that he may still be alive.


A three minute cut of the film premiered at the New York Film Festival. A feature-length version is currently in production.

We plan to update this site regularly with news on the progress of the film. Check back soon for a chance to see the three minute film.

In the meantime, a great way to keep up-to-date on the project is by joining our Email List and Facebook Page.


2 Responses to Wait For Me Synopsis

  1. Lynn says:

    I somehow stumbled upon this stunning film on the Internet. In three short minutes it tells the most beautiful and heart-breaking story. I teach English to foreigners in Philadelphia and I showed it to them today, turning it into a lesson on comprehension. Their level of English is fairly low, so I told them not to worry about understanding every word. I explained that they should just focus on what they could understand and how the film made them feel. After showing it them once I asked, “How did it make you feel?” One of my students looked at me with wet eyes and said, “I feel sad.”

  2. hdunny says:

    I too stumbled upon this story as I to understand Johns quest for self-discovery and find myself traveling to India in August. I found myself so deeply moved by this story I had to post it on my facebook account. If I could tell his mother thing, it would be to never stop believing in miracles, they come true every single day and that I will pray for her and the safety of her sons return.

    Love Hanna

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