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Exclusive: Greg Crompton Video Interview and Clip For Eddy’s Kingdom

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Exclusive: Greg Crompton Video Interview and Clip For Eddy’s Kingdom

The poster for writer-director-producer Greg Crompton’s documentary, ‘Eddy’s Kingdom.’

Not putting any boundaries on their dreams is often considered to be a positive attitude for many people. But when someone puts their fellow residents’ lives in danger in order to achieve their own personal goal, their ambition can lead to adverse effects. That’s certainly the case for Eddy Haymour, the title entrepreneur of the new documentary, ‘Eddy’s Kingdom.’

The award-winning film is being released today on U.S. digital HD internet, cable and satellite platforms, courtesy of Gravitas Ventures. Greg Crompton wrote, directed and produced ‘Eddy’s Kingdom.’ In addition to Haymour, the movie also features Fadwa Haymour, Omar Mouallem and Brendan J. Rowland.

‘Eddy’s Kingdom’ showcases how Eddy Haymour’s obsessive, life-long dream of turning his Okanagan Lake island into a Middle Eastern–themed amusement park led to a spiraling path of legal turmoil and financial ruin. He started to believe that the government in British Columbia, Canada, where the island is located, unjustly took the property from him after he started working on the project in the early 1970s. So he took drastic measures to regain his ownership, including taking hostages and plotting bomb attacks, but not of his drastic measures have led to him regaining his former island.

In honor of the documentary’s distribution, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the feature. In the clip, Haymour describes what his experience was like of beginning to build the amusement park on the island. Len Merchant, a local resident who was looking for a summer job during the park’s initial development, also chimed in on the project. The duo notably reflected on the miniature golf course that Haymour was determined to build on the island.

Also in support of ‘Eddy’s Kingdom’s release, generously took the time recently to talk about writing, directing and producing the movie during an exclusive video interview over Zoom. Among other things, the filmmaker discussed why he was driven to make a documentary about how Haymour has long been driven by his obsession to regain ownership of the Okanagan Lake island, and what his research process into the businessman’s life was like once he began projection on the movie. The helmer also mentioned what the process of securing and conducting the interviews with the people who know Haymour was like, and how he decided which news footage from the entrepreneur’s life he would use in the film.

Watch our exclusive video interview with above, and our exclusive clip from ‘Eddy’s Kingdom’ below.

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ShockYa's Exclusive Greg Crompton 'Eddy's Kingdom' Interview
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ShockYa's Karen Benardello exclusively interviews writer-director-producer Greg Crompton about his documentary, 'Eddy's Kingdom.'

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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