Alongside the premiere of the feature film, Sundance 2016 saw the unveiling of Notes On Blindness : Into Darkness, an immersive virtual reality (VR) project based on John’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness.

The interactive experience complements the story world of the feature film and forms an integral part of our outreach programme. Each scene addresses a memory, a moment and a specific location from John’s audio diary, using binaural audio and real time 3D animations to create a fully immersive experience in a ‘world beyond sight’.

The project won the Storyscapes Award at Tribeca Film Festival and the Alternate Realities VR Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The project is currently touring in cinemas across the UK (in partnership with Artificial Eye and Sheffield Doc/Fest) and is available for download for Samsung Gear.

Find us at the following sites across the next few weeks:

2nd July    HOME, Manchester
2nd July    Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford
3rd July     Filmhouse, Edinburgh
3rd July     Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
5th July     Belmont, Aberdeen
5th July     Watershed, Bristol
6th July     Duke of York, Brighton
6th July     FACT, Liverpool
7th July     FACT, Liverpool
7th July     Broadway, Nottingham
10th July   National Media Museum, Bradford


Notes on Blindness : Into Darkness is a VR and interactive experience produced by Ex Nihilo, ARTE France and AudioGaming, in co-production with Archer’s Mark. It has been supported by the TFI New Media Fund and Ford Foundation – JustFilms, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC) and Région Midi-Pyrénées.