"No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave"
Canadian broadcaster Hollywood Suite has acquired Go Button Media's multi-award-winning documentary, "No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave" to air on November 11th. On the other hand, CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution has taken the worldwide rights for the documentary (excluding Canada) and will soon announce its launch into the global market.
"No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave" (1x80) tells the extraordinary and moving story of a lost World War II ship and how two strangers, a last remaining survivor of the wreck and a young archeologist, recovered the vessel from forgotten history more than 70 years after it disappeared.
Daniel Oron of Go Button Media, the director and executive producer of the film, comments: “It has been a truly staggering, once in a lifetime experience to capture the story of Patrick Thomas and John Henry Phillips’ search on film. With only a small number of World War II veterans still among us, it is critical we help tell and record these stories before they move on from living memory. We couldn’t be more thrilled that this story will soon be shared with Hollywood Suite’s viewers in Canada and that with CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution’s support, the film will now be available to audiences worldwide.”
Sharon Stevens, Vice President of Programming at Hollywood Suite says: “'No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave' mixes history, personal testimony and a most unlikely friendship to deliver a memorable and poignant film. This will be essential viewing, and not just for World War II history buffs. With time running out to hear these WWII stories firsthand, we are unlikely to see such a film again.”
Gwen Jones McCauley, Director, Global distribution at CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution, adds: “World War II stories continue to resonate with international audiences, and 'No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave' offers a unique personal perspective, grounded by a heartwarming friendship that reminds us of our shared humanity. We are excited to include it in our catalogue of award-winning titles and look forward to sharing this incredible story with audiences around the world.”
World War II stories continue to resonate with international audiences, and 'No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave' offers a unique personal perspective” Gwen Jones McCauley Director, Global distribution at CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution