Updated: Jan 14
blindDANCE has been invited to partner with the Sedona International Film Festival with one theater dedicated to blindDANCE films for one day each year during their festival!
FULL LENGTH film coming soon, featuring some of todays top influencers (who are blind) sharing their stories while in Sedona's hills as they hike.
SEDONA——A group of entrepreneur filmmakers (who are blind) are visiting Sedona with a documentary film crew, led by local Dave Epstein, who is Loveling called Sedona Dave by his friends and fans (as he is Sedona’s only resident who is blind).
“I moved to Sedona just as my vision loss progressed to legal blind status. I love the land, and I feel that it is a healing place, especially for me as I have been learning to live with blindness,” says Sedona Dave.
The film is fittingly titled: “See Sedona Blind”, as it features the top 3 hikes with fun tactile features that people who are blind will enjoy. “There are hikes with sections were the rock comes up like the gutter of a bowling alley, and this is a LOT of FUN for people using my specialty designed hiking cane, for the blind, that accents all tactile terrain below it,” says Sedona Dave.
Five influencers, who are blind, had plane tickets and lodging booked for April in Sedona, joined by the Working While Blind documentary film crew, and their sighted filmmaking mentor Brent Dey.
The filmmakers visited in Dec. 2020 to scout locations and film a preview leading up to the main filming. The dream of creating the film grew from a discussion Sedona Dave had while workshopping his marketing plan for his primary business, Awarewolf Gear at blindDANCE Studios in Baltimore, were he was along side the Working While Blind film crew daily for five weeks.
“I felt the magic right away, when the Working While Blind crew, from the blindDANCE Film Festival asked me about making a documentary film featuring hikers who are blind,” says Sedona Dave. The blindDANCE Film Festival is an online competition with various categories over the next 12 months, with winners premiering their films (in person) next year, in Baltimore November of 2021.
“We are honored to work with Sedona Dave for this film, and grateful he is supporting film making among people who are blind by hiring the Working While Blind film crew” says blindDANCE CoFounder Ben Fox, who is legally blind and a former Sundance filmmaker, who at the age of 18 had two milestones that would change everything.
blinDANCE has been invited to partner with the Sedona International Film Festival with one theater dedicated to blindDANCE films for one day each year during their festival!