Casting is currently underway on Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski’s first English language feature Flying Blind, which is due to shoot in Lisbon in the spring.
Jakimowski has also written the script for the €2.5 million feature, which tells the story of a charismatic blind spatial orientation instructor who is drawn to one of his patients.
A co-production between France’s KMBO, Portugal’s Filmes do Tejo, Poland’s ZAiR and the UK’s Film & Music Entertainment, Flying Blind is being funded by the Polish Film Institute, France’s CNC, the Institito Do Cinema E Do Audiovisual (ICA), Canal + Cyfrowy Poland and Forum Film Distribution.
“This is the outcome of several months’ research into spatial orientation techniques used by blind people – and more broadly by research into the reality of blind people’s lives. I find some of their methods poetic and absolutely cinematic at the same time,” said Jakimowski, whose most recent feature was the award winning 2009 film Tricks.