This is a non-commercial project. The film was made by a team of talented creatives from around the globe between 2016 and 2020. This film is fully self-funded.
All artwork ©Blindsight team. The work can not be used without permission. Blindsight novel is by (cc) Peter Watts
Blindsight’s author, Peter Watts, is a Canadian science fiction writer, working primarily in the hard science fiction genre. In 1991, he earned a Ph.D in Zoology and Resource Ecology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. He went on to hold several academic research and teaching positions, and worked as a marine mammal biologist. He began publishing fiction around the time he finished graduate school.
Blindsight was published in 2006. It garnered nominations for a Hugo Award for best novel, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel, and a Locus Award for best science fiction novel, and won the Seiun Award for best translated novel. The book follows a crew of astronauts sent out to investigate a trans-neptunian Kuiper Belt comet dubbed 'Burns-Caulfield' that has been found to be transmitting an unidentified radio signal to an as-yet unknown destination elsewhere in the solar system, followed by their subsequent first contact.
Sometimes we could conceive of things and still not see them, although they stood right before us.