In 1983, writer and theologian John Hull became blind. To help make sense of his loss, he began keeping an audio diary. Encompassing dreams, memories, and his imaginative life, Notes on Blindness immerses the viewer in Hull's experience of blindness.
About the Directors
Peter Middleton has a background in visual art. He produced the award-winning short Wavelengths, which ws named best film at the 2012 Short Cuts Film Festival, and codirected and produced Notes on Blindness: Rainfall, which won the award for best short film at the 2013 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and was nominated for the Institute of Contemporary Arts award for best experimental film. He was also associate producer on the feature Honeymooner, directed by Col Spector in 2010.
James Spinney has a master's degree in literature. He directed the award-winning short Wavelengths and codirected Notes on Blindness: Rainfall, as well as directing music promos and commercial work for leading brands such as Skype and Peroni.
Cast and Credits
Directors: Peter Middleton, James Spinney
Producers: Jojo Ellison, Peter Middleton, Jen Kerrison
Executive Producers: Jason Spingarn-Koff, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne
Cinematographers: Gerry Floyd, James Blann
Production Designer: Damien Creagh
Sound Design: Joakim Sundström, Justine Angus
Music: James Ewers, Michael Murray
Principal Cast: Rafe Beckley, Celia Henebury, Stanley Warbrick
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