New film project: The Divine Comedy of Thomas Merton

That’s the name of a script I co-wrote earlier this year with Ben Eisner, who was my director of photography on Hellbound?. We are just launching the film’s social media campaign, starting with the requisite Facebook and Twitter pages. Here’s a brief synopsis:

In the summer of 1966, world famous monk and peace activist Thomas Merton falls in love with a nursing student half his age, plunging him into the most agonizing predicament of his life. As he endeavors to prevent his secret romance from being discovered by his abbot, James Fox, Merton is forced to the brink of despair, realizing he must finally choose between serving himself or serving the world.

In addition to our social media campaign, we are also actively seeking investors for the project. Our tentative schedule is as follows:

2013 – Fundraising and Pre-production

2014 – Production and Post-production

2015 – Sneak peek to coincide with 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth followed by a wide release.

Please like and follow us (as creepy as that sounds). And if you’d like more details about how you can help support this project, just contact us.

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About Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller is an award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has applied his craft to numerous documentaries, feature films and shorts. Recent projects include "The Chicken Manure Incident," "Hellbound?," "Drop Gun," "No Saints for Sinners," "spOILed," "Sex+Money," "With God On Our Side," "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," "After..." and the upcoming biopic "The Divine Comedy of Thomas Merton." In addition to his work in film, Kevin has written, co-written and edited over 45 books. He lives in Kimberley, BC, Canada with his wife and four children.