Black Sun

Black Sun
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 10mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hugues De Montalembert Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Gary Tarn Director n/a 2 2000001
Alfonso Cuarón Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Frida Torresblanco Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Nick Fraser Executive Producer (BBC) 174 3000004
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer (HBO) 174 3000005
Julie Goldman Co-Executive Producer (Cactus Three) 185 3000006
Krysanne Katsoolis Co-Executive Producer (Cactus Three) 185 3000007
Caroline Stevens Co-Executive Producer (Cactus Three) 185 3000008
Mark Foligno Co-Executive Producer Co-Executive Producer in Charge of Post Production 185 3000009
Gary Tarn Producer n/a 3 3000010
Nancy Abraham Producer (HBO Original Rank: secondary) 3 3000011
John Battsek Co-Producer n/a 170 3000012
Nicole Stott Associate Producer (Passion Pictures) 171 3000013
Hugues De Montalembert Story By n/a 120779 4000001
Roanne Moore Post-Production Supervisor (Passion Pictures) 120796 5000001
Darren Woolfson Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000002
Nina Khan Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000003
Gary Tarn Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Sonny Sheridan Camera Telecine 120798 6000002
Luke Eder Photography n/a 120835 6000003
Gary Tarn Editor n/a 172 7000001
Peter Wiggins On-Line Editor Final Cut Pro Online 120811 7000002
Gary Tarn Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
George Foulgham Dubbing Mixer n/a 120923 14000001
Nigel Squibbs Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Lisa McMahon Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Afshin Tirabady Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Belinda Blacklock Animation Director Animation Producer 740 23000001
James David Field Animation Director Animation Designer 740 23000002
Peter Richardson Titles n/a 120825 23000003
Aruna Har Prasad Other Production and Location Services 120795 26000001
Kalyan Mukherjee Other Production and Location Services 120795 26000002
Synopsis
An artists struggle through "paralyzing darkness," and his journey out of despair. In the spring of 1978, Hugues de Montalembert was a French painter and filmmaker living in New York's Greenwich Village. In a random act of violence, two burglars brutally attacked him in his home, throwing paint thinner into his eyes and blinding him forever. De Montalembert narrates that horrific night over 20 years later and the arduous journey he took to reclaim his independence as a blind man in the world. He describes what it was like waking up in his hospital bed the morning after the tragic incident, his only form of sight being distorted shapes and patches of light. A man who had depended on his vision to make his art was now deprived of the privilege of seeing his creations, and the world at large. Slowly, de Montalembert found the courage to adapt to the strange visions and eventually to his complete blindness. He describes his experiences in a new world, including: his travels alone to India, the writing of his first book, his new found passion for music, and his compelling interactions with people after losing sight. While de Montalembert narrates, director Gary Tarn recreates his interior world through photographic and computerized imagery, ranging from morphing aerial and street-eye views of landscapes to people and cultures from around the world, which help immerse us in the blind artist's perceptual web.