Back in 2020, I was introduced to Aaron Vnuk — a blind filmmaker from Connecticut. Aaron lost his eyesight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, but he didn’t lose his vision of forming his own movie production company, Blind River Studios. Not only is Aaron an inspiration, but this year, he released his first full-length movie, Super Duper Heist Squad – a quirky superhero comedy perfect for Comic Con fans – on Tubi, Vuuzle, and Amazon Prime. With no plans to slow down, Aaron and his awesome team have quite a few projects in the works so stay tuned to their social media and website for more info.
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Aaron Vnuk is strong. His physical size is most readily apparent, but as one gets to know him, the strength of his mind and spirit become more evident. His strength flows like a relentless river that cannot be stopped by the obstacles of life.
Aaron knows it wasn’t always this way. His river almost ran dry the day he went blind. As a young adult, Aaron’s world plummeted into darkness when he lost his eyesight to a devastating condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. Aaron knew he had a decision to make. He had to choose how he was going to live the rest of his life. He could have made excuses. He could have felt sorry for himself. He could have put his hand out for assistance so others could pay for his misfortune. He could have cast blame. He could have refused to take responsibility. Instead, he chose to be an example that would inspire and uplift others.
Aaron learned how to overcome adversity, build resilience, and embrace a discipline that would crush barriers like a broken dam. When Aaron faced the raging river, he didn’t crumple like a willow. He became an oak.
Aaron formed Blind River Studios to show what is possible in a world where the odds are stacked against you. Aaron and his team of visionaries prove that you can rise above your circumstances and live a life without limits with every movie they make, every story they tell and with every audience that hears Aaron’s words.
Join us on our journey and become part of the team at Blind river Studios. Aaron will show you how to see the world with new eyes.