Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Keep Your Ear on the Ball


A quick blog plug: Old friends Keith Maitland and Patrick Floyd are currently working on a worthwhile documentary film project, Keep Your Ear on the Ball.

Shot on location in Austin, TX, Keep Your Ear on the Ball explores the lives of students at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Spanning the ‘05-’06 school year, this film follows two blind seniors, Chas and Meagan, and their teammates on the school’s goalball team. Forced to confront the world without sight, they share their inner-visions of the outer world.

Pat and Keith are uber-talented and creative guys, and this movie is shaping up to be something special. They have set goals to premiere at presigious film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, and SXSW next year. This is a true independent film effort with the team working literally 7 days a week for as long as I can remember out of their own pockets to keep the ball rolling.

They're currently in post-production (editing, scoring, etc.) and fund-raising mode. They are telling a compelling story here. I look forward to supporting Pat and Keith and this film. Check out their web site, watch the trailer, and learn more. (Donations are fully tax deductible if you are so moved).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Last night I had a chance to see some scenes from the project in progress, and I was thoroughly impressed. This is a story that needs to be told, and I can't wait to see how it ultimately turns out.

keep an ear out,
cf

Chris said...

I'm proud to know the guys who are working on this. I hope the event last night went well..

ryan said...

I second cf's thoughts. Got a chance to see it last night, and it shouldn't be long before KYEOTB is garnishing the buzz it deserves.