Taking a star turn in the lead, Chambers is joined by a talented cast including Australian actor Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen, The Serpent Queen), two-time Paralympic gold medal Judo champion Eduardo Ávila Sánchez and young newcomer Nia Rush.

Sparked by Chambers’ time volunteering at the 2000 Paralympic Games when she was an optometry student, this heartfelt family drama explores the immense power of unconditional love and inner strength whilst raising awareness of vision impairment and eye health. Approaching the story and filmmaking process with an emphasis on ability and inclusion rather than disability, the project involves many vision-impaired team members both in front of and behind the camera.

Never lose sight of what matters most… When optometrist Alana discovers her daughter has a rare inherited eye disease, she must look into her past to realise her vision for the future. A judo athlete with a vision impairment halfway across the world may hold the answers she seeks, but old truths threaten to derail the mission and Alana’s marriage. Can she save her daughter’s sight without losing everything else she holds dear?

Writer/producer/actress Tsu Shan Chambers said: “We are so excited for the cameras to start rolling on MY EYES. I never would have thought that volunteering at the Paralympics in 2000 would have led to the making of a movie. It’s a dream come true merging my public health aspirations with an affirming story that is worth telling.”

Actor Adam Garcia said: “It’s exciting to be working back home in Australia on this heartfelt family drama. This is a wonderful opportunity to share an authentic story about unconditional love, with a focus on ability and inclusion. I can’t wait for audiences to go on this journey.”

MY EYES is produced by Wise Goat Productions in partnership with Such Much Films, and with development support from VicScreen.  Mark Lazarus (Guardians of the Tomb, Jungle) and Heather Ogilvie (Accidents Happen, Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger) serve as executive producers.

An opportunity to create impact and raise awareness about eye health, organisations such as Vision Australia, Optometry Australia, the International Blind Sports Federation, the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists, Guide Dogs, Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria and the International Judo Federation lend their support.

MY EYES will be released by Pivot Pictures in 2024.

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