After losing his eyesight in a 1997 hunting accident, former Navy Petty Officer Lonnie Bedwell became the first blind person to ever whitewater kayak the entire length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in a solo kayak. We developed a video for REI as a glimpse into Lonnie’s story as he awakens to a whole new world engaging blind paddlers in exciting adventures amidst the spray and white foam of the Ohioplye and Yellowstone wilderness. A multi-award-winning film from Blueline Pictures, the documentary puts on display the drive of one man set out to overcome life’s crazy currents. The picture delivers the true story of one person creating a vision for many who have perceivably powerful journeys ahead.
from RobertEbert.com “Serious Oscar Contenders Unveiled at 2019 Indy Shorts International Film Festival”
December 28, 2021