Beyond A Distant Sea – TV Series
The Back Story to the TV series concerns Paul, a young Australian priest who arrives in the Philippines, in 1971, as Martial Law is proclaimed by President Marcos. His idealism exposes him to first-hand experiences of violence and corruption, to injustices, and above all to the heroism of Filipinos during this extraordinary period of Philippine history. And, in his personal life, Paul has to confront the loneliness of the celibate foreign cleric, living alone in the tropical fecundity of Mindanao….The story for the series starts 35 years later in Venice Beach California, where Paul has a new life and a new identity. The project has a US producer attached and is under development.