Errol Flynn's Adventure Seeking Son's Tragic Story - "The Road to Freedom" Goes National in Limited Theatrical Release

Top Quote "The Road to Freedom," a mesmerizing war adventure drama based on the tragic story of Errol Flynn's son, will begin its theatrical release in select theaters on September 30th. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) July 29, 2011 - Creative Freedom has acquired the US Theatrical rights to "The Road to Freedom," a mesmerizing war adventure drama inspired by the true story of film legend Errol Flynn's son, Sean, who left Hollywood behind to seek fame and adventure as a photojournalist. While on assignment with TIME Magazine in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, he was believed to have been captured and executed by Khmer Rouge guerrillas, never to be seen again. The film will begin its theatrical release in select theaters in Los Angeles and San Francisco on September 30th, with a rollout to NYC, Boston, Chicago and Austin the following week.

    The film, which was awarded four stars and called "A Cinematic Journey" by, made its world debut at Cannes Film Market last year. It stars Joshua Fredric Smith as Sean-also starring in Warner Bros newly acquired emotional thriller Dam 999-with Scott McGuire (The Conspiracy) as Dana, a friend and fellow journalist from CBS, and Tom Proctor, who also produced and with whom Director/Producer Brendan Moriarty will reteam on the forthcoming "Red Fish, Blue Fish" addressing the global human trafficking epidemic.

    First-time director Moriarty grew up in Cambodia while his father was stationed there as a diplomat. As a child, tales of photographers facing danger, armed only with cameras, captivated Moriarty. "[The film] is inspired by true stories of these brave photojournalists who disappeared and a lot of people will never remember them if someone doesn't tell these stories," he said. Moriarty has two major projects in development: "The M" (also set to co-star Joshua Fredric Smith), and "Kings of Angkor," based on his mother, Mary's book about the empire that conquered some of the most powerful nations in the eastern world.

    Shooting the film entirely in Cambodia near the coastal town of Kep, three hours from the capital of Phnom Penh, the then 20-year-old Moriarty obtained first-hand accounts from many survivors of Khmer Rouge prison camps, and built a set to reenact one of those experiences. Filming in the Cambodian region had a profound effect on the cast and crew. Smith commented, "We're literally filming, acting, rehearsing on the very ground where all this took place. That was overwhelming and very powerful." Executive Produced by Henry Bronson, additional Producers include Blu de Golyer-writer/producer of the upcoming House of Good and Evil-and Mei Savuth. The script was penned by Margie Rogers and Thomas Schade.

    Mark Rickard, head of the Santa Monica-based Indie start-up Creative Freedom said, "We are thrilled to make "The Road to Freedom" our flagship theatrical venture. With such high production value and a riveting storyline, it is truly indicative of a sea change in modern independent cinema and falls right in line with our company ideology." They plan to employ a turnkey marketing platform, incorporating traditional TV/radio/print with aggressive social media initiatives including a contest launching mid-August with a grand prize Cambodian Adventure Getaway retracing "Sean Flynn's Last Ride."

    MPAA rated R for some violence, sexuality and language. International rights are available.


    Lead Joshua Fredric Smith and director Brendan Moriarty are available for interviews. Screeners will be sent on request.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Nadine Jolson jolsoncreativePR ( @ ) mac dot com 310 614 3214

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