"Freedom" will kick-start its roll-out campaign in L.A. and San Francisco [Sept 30, 2011], before expanding to other markets, including New York, Boston and Chicago the following week. - Variety
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
"The Road to Freedom," a mesmerizing war adventure drama, was 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. Variety recently reported, ""Freedom" will kick-start its roll-out campaign in L.A. and San Francisco [Sept 30, 2011], before expanding to other markets, including New York, Boston and Chicago the following week. The film is distributed in the U.S. by Creative Freedom.
The film, which was awarded four stars and called “A Cinematic Journey” by Examiner.com, made its world debut at Cannes Film Market last year, and stars Joshua Fredric Smith as Sean—(also starring in Warner Bros newly acquired emotional thriller Dam 999), Scott Maguire (The Conspiracy) as Dana, a friend and fellow CBS journalist and is directed Brendan Moriarty.
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.
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. The story follows two journalists who travel into the war torn region of Cambodia in order to bring attention to the travesty of the Khmer Rouge and to get the story at any cost, even their own lives.
The soldiers in the film are actual Cambodian military personnel and those hefty weapons slung on their shoulders are also real. At times, knowing the hell that truly happened on those same killing fields left the cast and crew shaken with an eerie sense of realism. Smith commented, "Filming was overwhelming and very powerful."
MPAA rated R for some violence, sexuality and language.
Lead Joshua Fredric Smith and director Brendan Moriarty are available for interviews. Screeners will be sent on request.
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