BLINDING is a film about the beauty and curse of vision. It follows the story of three people who have experienced a major eruption in their life forcing them to redefine their understanding of the world. Ryan is a writer who, twenty years ago at age 18 started to slowly go blind. Jackie is an ex cop who worked the Toronto streets for almost ten years, while Jamie is a former Canadian Air Force pilot who flew in Sarajevo, the Gulf War and in Rwanda during the genocide. Each has had to grapple with fear and trauma and have undergone massive inner transformations in which their lives were forever changed.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Steve Sanguedolce has been an active member of Toronto's independent film community for over thirty years winning numerous international awards. Over the past 15 years he has been hand developing and hand colouring motion picture film to great acclaim. Much of his time has been spent teaching at local universities, community colleges or conducting independent filmmaking workshops across the country. His work incorporates documentary, narrative and experimental genres. His film work includes:(All films 16mm unless otherwise noted)BLINDING – 72 minutes – 2011. (HDCAM SR)
DEAD TIME – 80 minutes – 2005. (35mm)
SMACK - 55 minutes - 2000.
AWAY - 58 minutes - 1996.
SWEETBLOOD - 13 minutes - 1993.
MEXICO - 35 minutes - 1992.
SANG SONG - 2 minutes -1991.
RHYTHMS OF THE HEART - 43 minutes - 1990.
WOODBRIDGE - 32 minutes - 1985.
FULL MOON DARKNESS - 85 minutes - 1983.
EVER LAST - 2 minutes - 1981.
NO MIME GAME - 4 minutes - 1980.