Bravery under Fire — A ground-breaking docudrama directed by Co Down man Campbell Miller about a wartime hero is set to bring job opportunities to Ireland
Limerick – November 20, 2017 — EWTN Ireland has today released the first details of its ground-breaking docudrama about the life of wartime hero Fr. Willie Doyle.
The docudrama already dubbed Ireland’s Hacksaw Ridge, whose working title is Bravery under Fire, will explore the life of Fr. Doyle, showing his bravery as an army chaplain in World War I when, disregarding the advice of his superiors and his own personal safety, the humble Irish Jesuit saved many lives, repeatedly going into no man’s land to drag soldiers back to safety.
The inspiring tale is directed by Newcastle director Campbell Miller who is filming on location in Passchendaele, Ireland and England.
In April 2018, for the very first time, these historic events will be brought to the big screen and will include readings from Fr Willie’s personal diaries, historical footage and re-enactments of his many brave actions.
Producer Campbell Miller said, “I accepted this project as I believe Fr Willie Doyle is a forgotten hero. While other soldiers have got the Victoria Cross for showing one act of bravery, Fr. Doyle performed miraculous acts of bravery each day he was on the front line. In this secular age there is a lot to be learned from his actions, his teachings and his respect for all others regardless of their creed.”
The high budget ground-breaking docudrama, the first of its kind for EWTN Ireland, will bring significant job opportunities for local cast and crew, when it goes into production here in Ireland next month.
Speaking about the movie and its producer, the CEO of EWTN Ireland, Aidan Gallagher said, “We are absolutely delighted to be producing this movie. It will bring the story of Fr Doyle and his selfless heroism to a wider audience. It is a new opportunity for EWTN and I wish Campbell every success..”
Campbell, who studied film at Ball State University in Indiana, brings to the project over 10 years of experience directing documentaries and short films and a proven track record in producing award winning films — receiving accolades in film festivals around the world, including Orlando, New York, New Jersey, and London, to name but a few.
Campbell’s award winning films, Respite at Christmas and Family, were pivotal in EWTN selecting him as the Director of this special film.
The film will be shot in London and Belgium, with the majority of its World War I re-enactments taking place in Ireland.