The Illumination

In a remarkable twist of fate, it was the decades-long effort of one blind person, Gordon Gund, that made it possible for another, Yannick Duwé, to see.

After 45 years, the journey of Gordon and Lulie Gund to find a cure for blindness can only be described as an act of love.

  • Tom Scott
    Go Get Some Rosemary (2009) | Woman in Deep (2016) | The Neistat Brothers (2010)
  • Daniel Honan
    TNP Idea Films (shorts): Kanju, Reclaim Democracy; Executive Producer Plum TV (14 Emmy Awards)
  • Daniel Honan
    TNP Idea Films (shorts): Kanju, Reclaim Democracy; Executive Producer Plum TV (14 Emmy Awards)
  • Christine Vachon, Executive Producer
    Carol (2015) | Boys Don't Cry (1999) | One Hour Photo (2002)
  • Holly Gordon, Executive Producer
    Girl Rising (2013) | CBS This Morning: Saturday (2013)
  • Tom Scott, Producer
    Go Get Some Rosemary (2009) | Woman in Deep (2016) | The Neistat Brothers (2010)
  • Pamela Duevel, Producer
  • Gordon Gund
    Key Cast
  • Lulie Gund
    Key Cast
  • Tony Duwe
    Key Cast
  • Yannick Duwe
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Jean Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    United States
    April 6, 2017
    Two Audience Choice Awards: Best Documentary Short & Best Overall Short
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    April 13, 2017
  • Greenwich International Film Festival
    Greenwich, CT
    United States
    June 1, 2017
    New England Premiere
  • Nantucket Film Festival
    Nantucket, MA
    United States
    June 23, 2017
    Massachusetts Premiere
    Audience Award: Best Short Film Runner Up
  • Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    United States
    October 6, 2017
    Best Short Documentary Award
  • New Hampshire Film Festival
    Portsmouth, NH
    United States
    October 13, 2017
    New Hampshire
  • Coronado Island Film Festival
    Coronado, CA
    United States
    November 9, 2017
Director Biography - Tom Scott, Daniel Honan

Tom Scott is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of The Nantucket Project (TNP). TNP is a media and event company widely hailed for reimagining how short films and live gatherings are done. Richard Saul Wurman, the founder of TED, has called TNP "the most cared for and well-curated thing around."

Tom was an entrepreneur long before it was cool. In 1989 he co-founded the beverage company Nantucket Nectars with Tom First. The Cinderella story of "Tom and Tom," as the business duo was known, was the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case study and has since become a piece of modern business lore. The company reached national prominence, appearing on the “Inc. 500” list of fastest growing U.S. companies five years in a row.

After selling Nantucket Nectars to Cadbury Schweppes in 2002, Tom created, directed and produced feature films and tv shows that aired on the likes of HBO, IFC and the Sundance Channel.

Tom helped launch Casey Neistat’s career by creating and producing the HBO show “The Neistat Brothers.” He produced the documentary film “Apple Pushers” with Edward Norton and co-produced, along with Neistat, Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Daddy Longlegs” - selected by both Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals in 2010.

He is the chairman of the Nantucket Film Festival and is a board member of the Greenwich Film Festival. An avid pilot, Tom flew a small plane halfway around the world. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and is currently working towards a Master of Divinity degree at The Yale Divinity School.

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