This showcase is a representation of some of the documentary work produced by Blueline over the past few years. These projects have taken us into our own backyard and across the world, and range from shorter, 10-20 minute pieces, to full length films. There are storytelling techniques in each that we would employ to craft the story of
Feel Of Vision
Lonnie Bedwell, a former Navy Petty Officer turned extreme adventure athlete, became the first blind person to ever whitewater kayak the entire length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in a solo kayak. After losing his eyesight in a hunting accident in 1997, Lonnie described his blindness as a wall that prevented him from moving forward, from living a full life. However, as he tells it, kayaking acted as a door in the wall that opened up to the whole world. Today, Lonnie spends his time engaging fellow blind paddlers in the spray and white foam of the Ohioplye and Yellowstone wilderness. He’s driven to lead more men and women to the doorway so that they too can create their own vision of the life ahead of them. Make Your Own Ball Day | Malawi
The mission of Make Your Own Ball Day is to use a ball to help kids create, connect, give, appreciate, and play. MYOBD promotes and supports the passions of kids for sport and uses soccer as a platform for change. Make Your Own Ball Day | Middle Coast
The mission of Make Your Own Ball Day is to use a ball to help kids create, connect, give, appreciate, and play. MYOBD promotes and supports the passions of kids for sport and uses soccer as a platform for change. For The Kids
This short film documents the fundraising efforts of IUPUI’s Dance Marathon, The Jagathon. Director B.J. Yoho interviews Riley kids and dance marathon participants to understand why they do it “For The Kids”. Worth The Wait
This full length film follows Coach Yeagley’s path to his first of six NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships with the Indiana University Hoosiers.
LEO Docu-Series | Reakwon Jones
LEO. Love Each Other. This five episode mini-series presents five profile pieces of individual and team stories, told through the lens of broader themes of care and support from the IU program and coaches, particularly the Love Each Other mantra.
Losing is easy, Loss is Hard. When rubber collides with dirt it shoots a brown cloud into formation, into life, and into a circle. It’s a living storm that rises from the ground in thunderous bursts at the explosive tails of the dueling chariots. All eyes are drawn to the spectacle of the men behind the wheel. Some are friends, some are neighbors, some are fans, but all are family. They know the family names of the men behind the wheel, one of which is Robinson and when they recall the name they see a blue car, a truck, a trailer, a crew at work in a salvage yard, and a neighbor with a white barn. They see J.B, the father, a contributor and a volunteer whose love you can feel from a greased handshake. They see him in a moment that spans the time it takes him to crack open a beer. His boy is beside him, standing barely above his waist. In the next moment they see the man, but only in the grown boy he left behind. None of them could see the disease. Now they see Kent in the driver’s seat and feel his loss as their own. Sometimes you put your hand on the wheel other times the wheel just ends up in your hands. Not Pictured
From the Quarry, to the Fieldhouse, to the battlefield: a lost Hoosier name comes home to Assembly Hall. In 1940, the Indiana University men’s basketball team won their first national championship, but not every member of the team got to play in the championship tournament. For decades, the names of the regular-season players were lost. Not Pictured, a short documentary, tells the story of one of those forgotten players, and how the perseverance of his family saw him reinstated to that historic 1940 roster.