By Frank AMANN


Documentary - Completed 2016

SHOT IN THE DARK is an intimate portrait of three successful artists who have one thing in common: visual impairment as a starting point for their visual explorations.
This film poses fundamental questions about seeing and the imagination.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Frank AMANN
    • Writer(s)
    • Frank AMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian FROSCH (weltfilm GmbH), Kristina KONRAD (weltfilm GmbH)
    • Synopsis
    • Blind people who devote their lives to creating images. Blind people who are photographers. What do they see in their mind's eyes? Do such artists sense that which we sighted miss, overlook, or don't take into consideration? Their images, as we sighted can see, are extraordinary.
      "Even with no input the brain keeps creating images," says Pete Eckert (59, Sacramento). Sonia Soberats (80, New York) states, "I only understood how powerful light is after I went blind."
      Shot In The Dark is a journey, an excursion, into an unfamiliar yet fascinating realm. "My camera is like a bridge," claims Bruce Hall (62, Santa Ana). All these photographers embrace fantasy, chance, and coincidence at a fundamental level. Shot In The Dark enriches our understanding of perception and creation. We all close our eyes in sleep, the sighted and blind alike, and in our dreams – we see.
    • Partners & financing
    • FFA script support
      Gerd Ruge Stipendium
      Film und Medien Stiftung NRW
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting September/October 2014
      Editing January 2015 - October 2015
      Postproduction December 2015 - February 2016
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 11, 2014
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 10, 2014