BAFTA nominated film examines the state of going blind
The film “Notes on Blindness” examines the struggles and transformation English theologian, John Hull, went through when going blind.
Originally released in England in 2016, it won Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards; and was nominated for three British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Now Bosco Films, a marketing and communication company, have decided to distribute this docudrama for Spanish audiences. They specialize in “giving voice” to films containing strong values and messages.
For Bosco Films, “Notes on Blindness” is a film that can help people better understand those struggling with blindness.
“We live in a world with so much noise and haste. Everything is immediate. However, blind people learn to listen to what is in front of them. They pay more attention to the person.” “John Hull said that it is a gift and the important thing about this gift is not who has it, but what you do with it.”
Unlike other films, the filmmakers took an unusual approach to capturing the scenes. Instead of having the actors voice them, they used the 16 hours of audio recordings John Hull made while he was going blind.
“The voice is really theirs: John Hull and his wife, Marlyn. The actors recreate these scenes and depict what happened to him.”
The audio recordings had originally been used for John Hull's diary “Touching the rock.” Bosco Films hopes more people will get to see John Hull's life-changing experience depicted through this film.