“Blind Faith” tells the story of MIKE CHASTAIN, a handsome high school senior who lost his sight at the age of 8 playing Cowboys and Indians, as he struggles to become the first blind person to play football. A riveting, inspiring feature, “Blind Faith” shows Mike’s transformation from a self-centered teenager to a giving, forgiving young man and from a lone wolf to a team player. Mike also becomes a hard-hitting nose guard, earning an honorary membership in the NFL, and learns to play a different, more important game, capturing the heart of the girl who ignites his imagination.
Through his faith and determination, Mike becomes independent – getting around without the aid of a cane or a seeing-eye dog – by merging sights to sounds during the years his vision deteriorates following the accident. When he completely loses his vision at the end of his junior year, Mike realizes he must find a way to fulfill his dream of joining his high school’s football team. Besides loving every aspect of the gridiron, he misses playing sandlot with his friends. Putting his faith in God and finally learning to accept the help of his best friend, RAY ROGERS, Mike embarks on a journey that, in the end, provides him with the kind of spiritual vision that easily outshines its physical counterpart.
William “Billy” Baldwin is a highly successful and respected actor. On television, he’s recently appeared on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O”. He also starred as lead detective Brian Albert in the Lifetime Original Movie “The Craigslist Killer. William Baldwin, who plays a coach in the movie “Blind Faith” promotes Faith Based Movie. Read more about William Baldwin support for faith based movies here. Read another article at the Christian Post here. Click here to read another interview with William Baldwin and Mike Chastain about the movie.
Melissa Gilbert started her trailblazing acting career as Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie.” Since the show ended in 1984, she’d been an active live-action and voice actor and served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild. She has starred in more than 45 TV movies and miniseries. She recently published, “Prairie Tale” A Memoir.”
The first blind person to play organized football, Mike Chastain earned the rare distinction of becoming an honorary member of the NFL Players Association. In recognizing him as an “uncommon man,” the organization declared: “He stands as a totally unique inspiration to all who strive to reach their own personal goals.”