Eddy Haymour is one eccentric character.
The entrepreneur once developed a small island as a tourist attraction in Canada with a mini-golf course, pyramid, and a giant camel. Local politicians stopped his theme park aspirations in an attempt to preserve nature and preventing it to be an eyesore in the countryside.
In the documentary Eddy’s Kingdom, director Greg Crompton follows the life of Eddy Haymour from his humble beginnings as an immigrant into Canada and barber. The film looks into the government conspiracy against Haymour, his family, and even chronicles the events afterward—including Haymour’s hostage-taking at a Canadian embassy overseas in the name of justice.
Here’s the short synopsis of the documentary:
An entrepreneur’s obsessive dream of developing an Okanagan Lake island into a Middle Eastern-themed amusement park leads to a spiraling path of legal turmoil and financial ruin, with a hostage-taking and bomb plots along the way.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director Greg Crompton on Eddy Haymour, his tall tales, the Canadian conspiracy, and his family.
Greg Crompton has directed, produced, and written award-winning short films, documentaries, and television shows. He started with shooting mini-documentaries in Europe and Africa. It led him to produce a series of television shows called VKIAM.tv, Go For Gold TV, and Project Green Generation TV. He won awards for Guns to Mics (feature documentary) and Listening to a Sense of Place (short documentary). His most recent gig was directing the documentary show BC Was Awesome season three in 2019. Eddy’s Kingdom is his first feature documentary as a solo director.
Eddy’s Kingdom is now available today.
Watch the exclusive interview below with Greg Crompton. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Artaban Productions