7 Days: The Story of "Blind Dave" Heeley

UPDATED: October 30, 2019

7 Days by Pixel Revolution Films tells the inspirational story of runner Dave Heeley:  Dave Heeley has decided to run one of the toughest marathons in the world, the "Sevens" - 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The only problem is that Dave is completely blind.

Behind the Scenes on 7 Days

7 Days was filmed in part with Moondog Labs Anamorphic Lenses on iPhone SE.  Pixel Revolution Films noted, "We now believe that smart-phone film-making is one of the most exciting developments in low-budget film (akin to the DSLR revolution several years back) and thanks to specialized lenses you have the potential to capture truly cinematic footage."

"We made the decision to use our iPhones alongside our Blackmagic and DSLR cameras on our current film project 7 DAYS, and when screening rough cuts of scenes where iPhones have been used, no one has yet been able to tell the difference between the shots. So, we have definitely become fans of “iPhoneography” and will be using them a lot more from here on."


Here what "Blind Dave" himself thinks of the film on this BBC Radio interview:

Since the film's release in February 2019 it has been taking home the accolades, including a monthly winner from the Oniros Film Awards and Grand Jury Prize Winner from the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival. 

Blind Dave: Grand Jury Prize Winner - Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival

Check out the Pixel Revolution blog for more insight into their experience with mobile filmmaking. You can now catch the entire film on Amazon Prime

Directors: Dominic Higgins and Ian Higgins
Writers: Dominic Higgins and Ian Higgins (screenplay), Blind Dave Heeley (co-writer), Nigel Martin Daley (additional material) 
Cinematography: Dominic Higgins and Ian Higgins
Starring: Jack Lane, Robert Harrison, Sarah Manners
Producer: Nigel Martin Davey