Disney’s National Geographic has announced a new documentary that is going by the working title of “Blink Of An Eye”, which will focus on the Pelletier family, “a happy, adventurous family of six,” who decided to go on a world tour after learning three of their children would soon lose their vision.
The Pelletier’s world “was changed forever when they found out three of the four children were diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, incurable disorder that leads to permanent blindness,” noted a release about the documentary. “Edith Lemay and Sebastian Pelletier decide to take their kids on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to experience all of the beauty the world has to offer while they can still see it. The film will follow the Pelletiers on their journey as they prepare for the inevitability of the future.”
The documentary will be directed by the Oscar-winning team behind “Navalny”, Daniel Roher and Edmund Stenson. The pair have said in a statement to Deadline:
“Our film moves from the breathtaking and the beautiful to the quiet and the intimate, telling the story of a family who refuses to let the future define their present. It is a tale filled with familial strength and childlike wonder, and one that we believe will resonate with families across the world. To see our planet through the eyes of Mia, Léo, Colin and Laurent is a gift. We can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
MRC and Fishbowl Films are producing, with Fishbowl’s Melanie Miller and Diane Becker on board to produce, which is currently in production. Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president of Documentary Films for National Geographic, said in a statement:
“When we first heard the Pelletier family’s story, we were deeply moved and inspired. We feel honored to work with the immensely talented Edmund Stenson, Daniel Roher, Fishbowl Films and MRC as we capture beautiful memories for Edith, Sebastian and their children.”
“Blink Of An Eye” will be released exclusively on National Geographic Channels and Disney+. No release date has not been announced yet.
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