Notes on Blindness : Into Darkness is an immersive virtual reality (VR) project based on John Hull’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness released alongside the feature film.

John Hull’s original audio recordings form also the basis of this project, a six-part interactive documentary using new forms of storytelling, gameplay mechanics and virtual reality to explore his cognitive and emotional experience of blindness.

Each scene will address 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’.

Made with Unity, Notes on Blindness : Into Darkness is now available to download for Samsung Gear for free at the Oculus Store. It will be coming to other platforms including App Store and Google Play Store beginning October 12th. It will also be exhibited alongside the theatrical release of the feature film.
The project premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (New Frontier Exhibition). It was awarded the Storyscapes Award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and the Alternate Realities VR Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016.

Notes On Blindness : Into Darkness is produced by Ex Nihilo, ARTE France, and the French startup 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.