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First Blind Film Director Makes Horror Movie

Joseph Monks lost his eyesight to diabetic retinopathy in 2002, but that did not stop him from pursing his life long dream of making a movie. The concept originated in early 2001 when Joe tossed around some ideas for a few short films. In 2001 and 2002 Monks continued to work on the script between his day job, invasive eye surgeries and long recovery periods. In 2002 Monks lost his job and his sight and focused his energies on his horror anthology of short stories entitled Stuff Out’a My Head. Now with other projects out of the way Monks was able to focus on producing his horror movie. (cont)
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Blind film director chats up feature release

Joe Monks, the world’s first blind film director is set to share his vision with the world. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com’s Joe Belcastro, Monks talks about the trials and tribulations he went through while shooting his feature debut, a horror flick titled “The Bunker.” Read The Full Interview Synopsis: “The Bunker” is a psychological thriller/horror film which revolves around the kidnapping of a congressman’s daughter. Julia, better known as Jewel to her friends and family, is a teenage runaway who is unwilling to live within the rules and boundaries set by her parents. She has run away once before, and her father’s connections have kept that quiet. This time [...]
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Blind filmmaker puts finishing touches on debut feature 'The Bunker'

Avatar and Inception were automatically must sees.  One can now add The Bunker to this elite list for reasons you'll never guess.  Former comic book writer Joe Monks lost his eye sight in 2002 stemming from complications with diabetes.  Yet he is about to release a feature film in 2011 in which he wrote and get this...Directed.

News coming out of Cape Coral, Fl, where the film was shot, confirms that Monks's horror flick will indeed receive International distribution once the final touches are slapped on the film.  A production that has taken five years in reaching this historic point.

"We've had a zillion things go wrong," says Monks of his directorial debut, The Bunker. "Everything from reshoots, to footage being ruined because someone clueless was standing next to our cameras with his cell phone on vibrate, to rescoring the entire film after receiving an offer for international distribution. I've had
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Blind filmmaker puts finishing touches on debut feature 'The Bunker'

Avatar and Inception were automatically must sees.  One can now add The Bunker to this elite list for reasons you'll never guess.  Former comic book writer Joe Monks lost his eye sight in 2002 stemming from complications with diabetes.  Yet he is about to release a feature film in 2011 in which he wrote and get this...Directed.

News coming out of Cape Coral, Fl, where the film was shot, confirms that Monks's horror flick will indeed receive International distribution once the final touches are slapped on the film.  A production that has taken five years in reaching this historic point.

"We've had a zillion things go wrong," says Monks of his directorial debut, The Bunker. "Everything from reshoots, to footage being ruined because someone clueless was standing next to our cameras with his cell phone on vibrate, to rescoring the entire film after receiving an offer for international distribution. I've had
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