THE EYES OF ME presents an extraordinary look at four blind teenagers. The parallel stories of two freshmen and two seniors unfold over the course of one dynamic year at the Texas School for the Blind in Austin.
Distilled from over 250 hours of footage, this experiential documentary captures a textured portrait of its characters lives. Director Keith Maitland worked closely with the films subjects to produce sequences of stylized rotoscopic animation to complement the films observational aesthetic.
The stories of the films central characters offer a fresh perspective on growing up, fitting in, and preparing for the future. Forced to confront the world without sight, they share their thoughts, their perceptions, their inner-visions of the outer world. Ultimately, you can… READ MOREot understand their perceptions without challenging your own.
How do you see yourself when you can’t see at all?
Keith Maitland, Patrick Floyd
Awards & Festivals:
Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design and Art Direction