“Blindness” is defined as the inability to visually perceive things due to some “injury, disease, or congenital condition.” But it’s also used to describe a “lack of perception, awareness, or judgment.” In other words, “ignorance.”
BLIND INNOCENCE, written and directed by HUGO ANDRE, is the story of a father and daughter, living in isolation in an 1800’s countryside cottage. We follow their humble day-to-day existence, as they live without any of the modern comforts and conveniences we enjoy.
Over time, the youngster is confounded by her father’s daily outings, and his disappearances spark a curiosity, as the child was never allowed to travel beyond the property’s perimeters. But as the film progresses, we uncover the deep, dark, secret underlying their seclusion.
Submitted to festivals across the globe, BLIND INNOCENCE has received stellar reviews, and an array of accolades, including:
Best Film, Best Director, London International Film Festival (2022)
Grand Jury Award, Oniros New York Movie Awards (2021)
Best Short Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Color Grading, Best Hair & Makeup, Best Set Design, White Deer International Film Festival (2021)
Best Film, Best Director, CKF International Film Festival (2021)
Honorable Mention, New York Movie Awards (2021)
Finalist - Best Original Screenplay, Golden Short Film Festival (2021)
This unique work would not have been possible had it not been for the contributions of our multi-talented cast and crew who overcame considerable pandemic related hurdles to get this project completed and we gratefully acknowledge their respective contributions below.
Lucy Murray-Watson @lucymurraywatson
Stuart Wolfe-Murray @boywolfemurray
Written, directed & edited by: Hugo André
EP: Your truly
AP: Will Masheter
Production manager: Adele Marie @adelemarieheenan
DOP: Dylan Vivian @dylan.bijou
First Ass’t Camera: Flo Goodlad-Skinner @flo_sknr
Sound Op & Design: Atom Inions @atom3eq
Music: Audio Networks
As the film nears the end of its festival run, Hugo released this trailer, which I am pleased to share with you.
Now there’s no point being senseless. Give the clip a good look-see.
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