As the breaking story of Sean Flynn's remains being found is making headline news, a film inspired by his legacy is the buzz at Cannes.
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) May 18, 2010 - While the world continues to follow the breaking story of Errol Flynn's son's remains may have been recently found in Cambodia, THE ROAD TO FREEDOM, a film inspired by his story, is at Cannes May 12-23, 2010.
Fresh off a well received, red carpet premiere in Hollywood and a strong showing at the Arizona International Film Festival, "The Road to Freedom," was deemed
"A Cinematic Journey" by Examiner.com. Bajan Vista Productions has aligned with Ostrow & Company and they will represent the film's available worldwide rights.
"At a time when a grave has just been discovered in Cambodia, this film could not be more relevant."- Anglotopia.net
The film was inspired by the true story about film legend Errol Flynn's son Sean, who left his Hollywood career seeking fame and adventure as a photojournalist on assignment with TIME Magazine in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, never to be seen again.
Many journalists braved danger, never believing their safety was at stake in their role as neutral observers of war. In April of 1970, Sean and his friend, Dana were believed to have been captured by Khmer Rouge guerrillas. Remarkably, their remains may have been found in a mass grave in Cambodia, reported by over 300 media outlets on March 26, 2010.
Motivated by this incredible story, 20-year-old Brendan Moriarty directed the war adventure drama produced by Tom Proctor and Blu de Goyler.
Moriarty grew up in Cambodia. As a child, was captivated by the tales of photographers who faced danger armed only with a camera. 'Freedom' is inspired by true stories of these brave photojournalists that disappeared in Cambodia and a lot of people will never remember them if someone doesn't tell these stories."
Hollywood Today states, "…A remarkable film, shot entirely in Cambodia by master cinematographer, David Mun."
The independent production was filmed near the coastal town of Kep, 3 hours from the capital Phnom Penh. Filming in the Cambodian region had a profound effect on the cast and crew. Joshua Frederic Smith, who plays Sean, said, "We're literally filming, on the very ground where all this took place. That was overwhelming and very powerful."
Bajan Vista Productions, LLC are currently in pre-production of a new psycho thriller with Clint Howard directing, Blu de Golyer and Brendan Moriarty producing. Already attached to the film are Tippi Hedren and Valkyrie's Christian Oliver with more announcements shortly. Also on the slate is a big budget war drama entitled: Kings of Angkor: The Army of a Thousand Elephants.