Paul is honoured to be working again with legendary adventure film maker Mike Dillon. After a series of documentaries together they embark on a story of great significance – the final expedition of Sir Edmund Hillary. In 1977 Mike was part of the team that took Hillary in the Hamilton Jet Boat up the mighty Ganges River from it’s mouth in the Bay of Bengal, though the delta, and over a thousand kilometres across India, up un-chartered rapids as far possible, until the final climb into the sacred mountains – the source of the Ganges, high in the Himalayas.
Paul will be co-composing and co-producing the music with multi instrumentalist and vocalist Stewart Peters from Sound Shed Productions. Guest solo artist and co-composer for the film will be one of Australia’s finest guitarists, Guy Strazzullo. Guy’s expert understanding of Indian music and his hybrid guitar are the perfect fit for this unique story of the greatest adventurer of our age on his final quest with his dear friends through the heart of India, the country he grew to love so dearly.
Mike Dillon’s original masterpiece will be re-edited with new discovered footage, a new soundtrack and heart warming, humorous and insightful interviews from surviving members including Edmund’s son Peter Hillary.
Release date will be this year (TBC) in New Zealand and Australia to coincide with the Centenary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s birth.
For details see http://www.michaeldillonfilms.com.au