NRA Families owe a lot to the Robertson Family ... better known as the “Duck Dynasty” clan. The wildly popular TV show helped re-introduce urban America to country life, as well as the joys of hunting and fishing. You might even say that the show made hunting "cool" again. Now, there's a feature-length theater movie called "The Blind," which premiered September 28, 2023, that NRA Families just shouldn't miss! The movie, based on the life of Phil and Kay Robertson, takes viewers on a cinematic journey that not only chronicles their love story but reveals how their marriage and life were almost destroyed by Phil’s unfaithfulness and alcoholism before he found freedom through faith in Christ.
“The Blind” shares never-before-revealed moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past and finds restoration in an unlikely place. It's a thought-provoking and inspiring film that transports you into a world of hope, redemption and the triumph of the human spirit.
Phil is the creator of the multimillion-dollar Duck Commander company, which produces duck calls and other gear for duck hunters. He and his family rose to fame through the reality show, “Duck Dynasty,” which aired on A&E from 2012 to 2017 and portrayed the lives of Phil and Kay, their sons Willie, Jase and Jep, and Phil’s brother, Si, among others as they ran the business.
“The story of Phil Robertson and his family started long before the fame of Duck Dynasty,” director Andrew Hyatt said in a press release. “This is a side of the story never before seen on the screen. A rich story of redemption, forgiveness, and finding strength through faith that I am positive will resonate with audiences around the world, especially those struggling with their own inner demons and seeking a light in the darkness.”
Zach Dasher, one of the film’s producers and a nephew of Phil Robertson, says the film is the Robertson family origin story — the true story of how Phil and Kay Robertson nearly lost it all.
“It’s an incredible story of love and restoration that changed our family forever,” Dasher said.
Phil’s son, Willie Robertson, who is also an executive producer of “The Blind,” said, “Without what happens in 'The Blind,' there would be no dynasty. This is the story you haven’t heard. We made this movie so people would know that if you’ve got troubles, there’s a way out.”
“The Blind” is produced and distributed by Tread Lively, GND Media Group, and Fathom Events. The talented cast includes Aron von Andrian (Dodger), Amelia Eve (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Brielle Robillard (The Lake), Matthew Erick White (Station 19), and directed by Andrew Hyatt (Paul, Apostle of Christ; Full of Grace).
Watch the trailer and purchase tickets for “The Blind” here.