David Scotton is a college student raised in Louisiana who boards a train headed to meet his birth parents in Indiana. His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born.   I Lived on Parker Ave. is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and young man’s search for where his life began.



David Scotton is a college student raised in Louisiana who finally decides he is ready to meet his birth parents.

As he boards a train headed to Indiana, David fears how this reunion might reshape the life he cherishes with his family down South.


Melissa Coles

Melissa Coles is a tattooed and four-wheeling country girl who reveals a tender and maternal soul as she excitedly awaits the reunion with David.

But nineteen years after giving birth to David, she still wrestles with her decision.


Brian Nicholas

Brian is David’s reserved birth father who has kept David a secret from even his closest family.

He is burdened by what David will think after all these years, especially when David learns about their visit to the local abortion clinic.


Jimmy and Susan Scotton

Jimmy and Susan, David’s parents, adopted David at birth.  Susan has faced her own sufferings, especially through the death of her first two sons.

 Through the adoption of David and the sacrifice of Melissa and Brian, Jimmy and Susan’s dreams of having a son where finally realized.