13 minutes / Ages 13+ / 2005 / United States of America / Average:
A documentary look at the lives of a gang of blind teenage boys as they roam the crumbling rust belt neighborhoods and factories of Buffalo, NY, looking for trouble and girlfriends.
Mike, Teresa, Nick, Joey, and Ray - blind youths in Buffalo, New York. Mike narrates most of it, introducing us to his friends, telling us how they became blind. We see them riding bikes, goofing, relaxing at home. They explore deserted warehouses. Mike explains how he knows when he's reached the edge of his driveway in front of his house. He finds a beer in the refrigerator. Life is matter of fact.
RiverRun International Film Festival -- Best Short (Nominated)
Bumbershoot 1 Reel Film Festival -- Best Film (Nominated)
Curtas Vila Do Cordo Festival (Portugal) -- Best Film (Nominated)
Aspen Filmfest -- Silver Prize (Nominated)
Nashville Independent Film Festival -- Silver Prize (Nominated)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- Best Short Documentary (Nominated)
RESfest -- Best Film (Nominated)
RESfest -- Special Jury Award (Nominated)