The Blind Side – Behind The Scenes

This behind the scenes exclusive clip with commentary from director John Lee Hancock and actor Sandra Bullock follows the inspiring story of Michael Oher played by Quinton Aaron as he goes from a homeless teen to a professional athlete.

THE BLIND SIDE is based on the true story of NFL player Michael Oher played by Quinton Aaron who is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy played by Sandra Bullock.

Sandra Bullock (“The Proposal“), Tim McGraw (“Friday Night Lights“) and Oscar® winner Kathy Bates (“Misery“) star in Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Blind Side,” which depicts the remarkable true story of All-American football star Michael Oher.

Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock). Learning that the young man is one of her daughter’s classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael–wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter–come out of the cold. Without a moment’s hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds.

Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, Michael’s presence in the Tuohys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.

The Blind Side” is directed by John Lee Hancock (“The Rookie“), who also wrote the screenplay based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson produced the film with Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff and Timothy M. Bourne serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team is led by director of photography Alar Kivilo, two-time Oscar®-nominated production designer Michael Corenblith (“Apollo 13,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas“), editor Mark Livolsi, costume designer Daniel Orlandi and composer Carter Burwell.

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  1. payton • November 21, 2009 @ 12:36 AM

    this movie is so inspiring.we think people on the street don’t have a chance, but they’re waiting on someone to give them a chance.all of these characters, especially quiton aaron, played their part amazingly!!!

  2. Mary • November 21, 2009 @ 2:09 PM

    Quinton Aaron was remarkable in the part of Michael Oher. Loved this movie. It deserves to be nominated in the categories Best Picture, Best female Actress, and for an amazing portrayal of the main character best Actor. A movie the entire family can get out and enjoy!

  3. Eva Schiess • December 7, 2009 @ 11:47 AM

    Very poignant film. Points out what is really important in life, caring for others. Turns out it helps you even more than it helps the other person.

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