The Blind, a biopic on Duck Dynasty founder Phil Robertson, has finished filming and is set for a September 22, 2023 release. Distribution details are still being ironed out.
The Blind, filmed on location in Louisiana and set in the 1960s, reveals previously unseen details of Robertson’s life as he struggles to overcome the stigma of his past, his addiction, and the complexities of his family life, only to find redemption in an unexpected place. Willie Robertson, Phil’s son, remarked, “It was crucial to us that the film be true.” If Phil can change, so can anybody else.
The film Duck Dynasty stars Aron Von Andrian (Dodger), Amelia Eve (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Brielle Robillard (The Lake), and Matthew Erick White (St. Paul the Apostle of Christ; Full of Grace) (Station 19). Stephanie Katz wrote this (All-In).
Biopic Of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch Phil Robertson Wraps Production
Throughout its 11 seasons on A&E, the reality show Duck Dynasty became a cultural phenomenon, with viewers tuning in to see more of the Robertson family’s prosperous company that catered to duck hunters than any other program in the network’s history. Big beards and Evangelical Christianity were hallmarks of the Robertson men. One season had an average of 9.4 million viewers, with some programs pulling in that many people.
Members of the family have gone on to achieve not just literary but also financial success with books, restaurants, merchandising, and even live events. Fox Nation currently hosts the original series, and a sequel, Duck Family Treasure, premiered this year.
Zach Dasher, one of the film’s producers and a nephew of Phil Robertson, has remarked, “There is a vast, underserved audience that passionately cares about the Robertsons.” With a sincerity that will shock and delight millions of viewers, this film reveals the beginnings of this cherished family.
Willie and Korie Robertson, together with Zach Dasher of Tread Lively, and Bob Katz and Troy Duhon of faith-based GND Media Group, serve as producers and executive producers, respectively, for the film. As one reviewer put it, “The Blind is a moving tale of love and forgiveness. There is no one too far gone or too far from God’s grace for this video to depict.