The ultimate scam lures an elderly beekeeper around the world in this wild true-crime tale.
From Greymouth to São Paulo’s slums, Roy Arbon’s adventure ends in kidnap and imprisonment on foreign soil leaving him facing life behind bars. Uncovering every twist and turn of his riches-to-rags ride, does he really understand how close he came to catastrophe?
“That’s the longest wait I’ve had in my life. Waiting that 18 hours for that jury to come back.” – Roy Arbon
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Director: Oliver Dawe
Oliver is a director and editor based in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. He has worked alongside award-winning Canterbury filmmaker Gerard Smyth on high-profile Frank Film series including ‘Changing South’ and ‘Nine Bullets’. He was also lead editor and contributing writer on the feature documentary ‘When a City Rises’. While in London, he was an editor at Buzzfeed. Oliver eats, sleeps, and breathes film and spends his spare time watching movies and passionately pursuing his filmmaking dreams.
Producer: Amanda Jenkins
Over the past 20 years, Amanda has been producing award-winning content for the international advertising sector, working abroad and in NZ. Starting her career working on features and training at TVNZ, she directed the Canterbury Short Film Festival and produced three NZFC short films. Her short film ‘Closer’, was nominated for the short film Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and won Best Short and performance at the 2005 New Zealand Screen Awards. Currently, with a diverse slate in development, she is passionate about telling stories from the heart that show human resilience and diversity.