Notes on Blindness is an Archer’s Mark production, in association with Fee Fie Foe Films and 104 Films, and in co-production with Agat Films & Cie and ARTE France.
PETER MIDDLETON & JAMES SPINNEY – Writers & Directors
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.
Notes on Blindness is their first feature.
JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM – Supervising Sound Editor
Joakim Sundström has worked regularly with acclaimed directors including Michael Winterbottom, Kevin Macdonald, and collaborated with Fernando Meirelles on his Oscar-winning film The Constant Gardener (2005). In 2013 he won the BAFTA for Best Technical Achievement for Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and his work has received nominations from the MPSA’s Golden Reel, the Moët British Independent Film Awards, and the International Press Academy’s Golden Satellite.
MIKE BRETT & STEVE JAMISON – Producers
Mike Brett & Steve Jamison are co-founders and managing directors of award-winning independent production company, Archer’s Mark. The pair’s debut feature Next Goal Wins won the Moët British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary in 2014, earning them recognition as two of BAFTA’s 2014 Breakthrough Brits and as Screen International Future Leaders for 2015.
JO-JO ELLISON – Producer
Jo-Jo Ellison produced the Emmy Award-winning New York Times Op-Doc short on which the feature film is based. She is also co-ordinating our outreach and engagement campaign, supported by the Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund.
ALEX USBORNE – Producer
Alex Usborne runs 104 Films – the world leaders in disability cinema. The company has produced six feature films (including Special People, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and I Am Breathing), over 60 short films and runs a raft of training and development programs for disabled film talent.
ARNAUD COLINART & DAVID COUJARD – Co-Producers
Arnaud Colinart is a Producer at AGAT Films & Cie / EX NIHILO. He is particularly interested in applying new technologies and interactive mechanisms in the conception of narrative works, whether documentary or fiction. His productions include the video game Type:Rider (Appstore Editor’s Choice, SXSW 2014 Gaming Award Nominee, Webby Award Nominee – Best Mobile Game, Best Visual Design), the transmedia experience ‘Hubot Market’ and ‘Atsugi Robotics’ for the Swedish TV series ‘Real Humans’ and recently the graphic tribute to the TV series Peaky Blinders by the American designer Nigel Evans Dennis ( Lovie Award 2015 – TV Category & People Lovie Award 2015).
After graduating from the renowned French cinema school La Fémis 10 years ago, David Coujard joined Agat Films. Executive producer of a cultural TV magazine show for 4 years, and subsequently of TV fictions and documentaries, he is now an Associate Producer. After producing documentaries for CANAL +, France Télévisions and Arte, alongside several interactive projects, he now develops fiction for TV and cinema. ‘Notes on Blindness’ is David’s fourth collaboration with Arnaud Colinart.
AMAURY LA BURTHE – VR Exec. Producer
After completing a Masters in Acoustics and Signal Processing at IRCAM in Paris, Amaury La Burthe worked as researcher for Sony-CSL and as lead audio designer for video game company Ubisoft. Through his professional experiences he developed expertise in both the technical and creative elements of sound design and interactive experience creation. He founded the start-up AudioGaming focused on creating innovative audio technologies and immersive experiences.
BEATRICE LARTIGUE, ARNAUD DESJARDINS, FABIEN TOGMAN – VR Art Directors
Béatrice Lartigue is a French artist and art director. She creates artistic interactive installations. One of Béatrice’s particular areas of interest is the invisiblerelationship between images, space and time. She’s a member of Lab212 Collective.
Arnaud Desjardins is a graphic designer and art director. Over the last ten years he has worked with several agencies such as Soleil Noir and McCann, and was part of significant projects for clients including Samsung, Chanel and the French Ministry of Culture. He is now co-founder of the Parisian studio Femme Fatale.
Fabien Togman worked for many years as a 3D artist in the video game industry. He also worked as an art director for several advertising agencies and became technical team leader in companies including Studio 42 and Ubisoft. Today, Fabien is a freelance designer, specialising in 3D realtime, CGI and animation.