Bond/360 has nabbed U.S. rights to the Sundance-winning documentary Notes On Blindness, based on the Emmy-winning short from Peter Middleton and James Spinney. The film will be released later this year beginning with NYC’s Film Forum on November 16 followed by a November 25 Los Angeles opening before it hits theaters nationwide. The docu explores “a world beyond sight” through the lens of theologian John Hull, who became blind after decades of steady deterioration and began documenting his experiences on audiocassette. The release will be accompanied by virtual reality companion Notes On Blindness: Into Darkness, an immersive project based on Hull’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness. The film 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. The VR experience was produced by Ex Nihilo, ARTE France and AudioGaming, in co-production with Archer’s Mark.
The Orchard has acquired worldwide digital and broadcast rights to the documentary Unacknowledged: An Exposé Of The Greatest Secret In Human History. Directed by Michael Mazzola, the film features Steven Greer, an emergency doctor and founder of the global Disclosure Movement as he takes the viewer behind the veil of secrecy and into the corridors of real power where UFO secrets reside. The film tackles the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced — and why. Orchard plans a release in early 2017.