In a small cottage in Scotland, looking out her window at the North Sea, Megan Boyd once twirled bits of exotic feathers and colorful fur, silver and gold into fishing flies which were miniature, magical works of art and deadly effectiveness. Though she never fly-fished herself, (she hated the idea of killing), wherever men and women cast their lines for the mighty Atlantic salmon, her name was whispered in mythic reverie. First the local lads and landed gentry appeared, then lords from London — even a Prince came to her humble doorstep, as if her flies magically lured them there. With stunning cinematography and expressive, hand-painted animation, her story has the arc of a perfectly cast line, the romance and dark mystery of a fairy tale waiting to be told.
In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went completely blind. For the next three years, he kept an audio diary to record his experience of blindness. With exclusive access to these original recordings, the film encompasses dreams, memory, and Hull’s imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.