NEW YORK, NY (July 7, 2013) – The epic story of John Paton, who turned the deadliest place on earth into the happiest place on earth, is being cast into a documovie by Olive Tree Pictures.
Filming will begin soon on a trailer highlighting how Paton went to Tanna, an island in the New Hebrides inhabited by cannibals, and taught the natives how to read and translate the Bible into their own language. Despite the fact that 50 missionaries before him had been murdered, this nineteenth-century Scotsman was determined to convert the people. His courage earned him by title of “The King of the Cannibals” by theologian Charles Spurgeon.
“Olive Tree Pictures wants to tell the amazing story of how Paton succeeded despite threats on his life as well as the deaths of his wife and son,” commented Pat Denson, producer and president of Olive Tree. “People need to know the sacrifices that were made more than a century ago to make modern-day Vanuatu “the happiest place on earth.”
Olive Tree Pictures is a non-profit organization empowering other non-profits and ministries to tell their stories through documentaries and short films. You can follow along as Paton’s story is being produced by going to www.olivetreepictures.com. Olive Tree will post details and outtakes as production begins.