How does a place of slaughter become a sacred place?

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In February 2006, two young Australians were convicted of drug smuggling in Indonesia and were sentenced to death by firing squad. During their 9 years in prison, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were rehabilitated and began many positive activities within the prison, such as mentoring other prisoners and helping to teach English.

Myuran became an accomplished artist, while Andrew became an ordained minister and established a church inside the prison. Rev Christie Buckingham was Myuran’s spiritual adviser. This is her eye witness account of a night that will not be forgotten.

Run time: 12 minutes

Myuran Sukumaran

17 April 1981 – 29 April 2015

Andrew Chan

12 January 1984 – 29 April 2015

Rev Christie Buckingham

The Filmmakers

Julian York

Julian is the founder of and film producer at Three Kings Pictures t/a Great Cloud Productions.  In 2012 he was named by Screen Producers Association of Australia as one of Australia’s emerging producers.  He is passionate about telling stories that have impact and influence on a global scale.  Julian has a passion for stories that have a strong social message and he seeks to use film specifically as a voice for the voiceless. Julian has recently completed a hybrid documentary short film called Execution Island (2019) looking at the redemption of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, and the short film ‘Gremlins’ shedding light of what it is like to live with male depression. He has also Executive Produced Spouse Rouse (2016) and Melvis (2014)

Anton Bekker

Anton Bekker is an Australian and South African solicitor. Anton has worked in legal practices in Durban, Bloemfontein, Melbourne and Central Coast NSW.

Anton was also the co-founder/owner of a South African entertainment company which included a record label, distribution, management, music publishing and touring, where he worked for fifteen years. Anton has broad international experience in managing and promoting artists, songwriters, authors and speakers and negotiating their commercial agreements for international markets.

Anton loves working with creatives and particularly assisting them to place value on and generating an income from their creativity. He has produced numerous EP’s, music video’s and short films including Love Heist (2012) and Execution Island (2019) and Executive Produced on Spouse Rouse (2016) & Melvis (2014).

Jamie Humphris

Jamie Humphris is a film and video producer who is committed to uncompromising images that inspire and challenge. He has been involved in film and media for over 15 years, starting out as an online television editor in South Africa. Now based in Australia, he has produced content in many different arenas, including content for large sporting events such as the International Champions Cup with Real Madrid, tourism work for top tier tourism brands such as Tourism Australia, Hamilton Island, South Australia Tourism and Visit Victoria and in the Automotive industry with global car brands such as Audi, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, McLaren and Lamborghini. He has also produced commercials in multiple continents, including projects for clients such as Panasonic, Century 21 Real Estate, Darling Harbour and Mr Price. He has a passion for directing short films that he has written, or co-written (Melvis2014, Spouse Rouse 2016, Mercy 2018), and believes it is vital to give back a percentage of his time to humanitarian and third world development productions.


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