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Blind Innocence

By Alan Ng | April 1, 2024

NOW ON TUBI! A young girl must fend for herself in Hugo André’s thriller short, Blind Innocence. Mary (Lucy Murray-Watson) and her father (Stuart Wolfe-Murray) live humble lives in their forest home. Every day, Father tends to the garden and hunts for food. He reads her stories and parables at night, which he wrote especially for Mary. When Mary asks him to read a story not written by him, he tells her a tale about the bond of family that they share.

The next day, Father leaves the home to hunt and reminds Mary not to go beyond the fence surrounding their home. When Father doesn’t return that night, Mary is forced to become resources to survive the night alone…and then there’s a knock at the door.

“…Mary asks him to read a story…he tells her a tale about the bond of family that they share.”

Blind Innocence takes a bit of a page out of The Twilight Zone and the popular sci-fi horrors of today. Writer/director Hugo André beautifully takes us back to a time when life was simple, the land provided for your every need, and the family bonds were firm.

He then establishes this beautiful bond between father and daughter, only to slowly chip away at that bond when Father leaves. Lucy Murray-Watson is as incredible as the ten-year-old Mary. I personally feel uneasy when children are at risk, and André exploits this fear as Mary is forced to become an adult overnight.

Blind Innocence plays with that ever-moving line of parenting between being over-protective for our child’s safety and giving them enough freedom to mature into adulthood.

Blind Innocence is currently available on Tubi.

Blind Innocence (2024)

Directed and Written: Hugo André

Starring: Stuart Wolfe-Murray, Lucy Murray-Watson, etc.

Movie score: 7.5/10

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"…takes a bit of a page out of The Twilight Zone..."

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