UK, 2016, 7 min Creative Director: Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe VR Art Directors: Beatrice Lartigue, Arnaud Desjardins, Fabien Togman 12:00–22:00 GJITHË DITËN / ALL DAY
NOTES ON BLINDESS – INTO DARKNESS is a multi-platform interactive project created alongside the feature length documentary NOTES ON BLINDNESS. In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audio cassette. Over three years he recorded in excess of sixteen hours of material – a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating his interior world of blindness.
Festivals And Awards
Peter and James have been working together for the past six years on a range of fiction, documentary and cross-platform projects. During this period they have adapted John’s diary material into a series of award winning short films. The first of these, ‘Rainfall’, won the Best Short Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2013. This was followed in 2014 by the Emmy Award-winning short, also entitled ‘Notes on Blindness’, which screened at Sundance Film Festival and won Best Documentary at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.
Sundance 2016. IFF Rotterdam 2016. Karlovy Vary FF 2016. Winner – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016. Special Jury Prize – San Francisco FF 2016. Best Documentary - Encounters ShFAF 2016.