Even though his time on this earth was brief, the legacy left behind by Dan Eldon's was even more impactful than many people twice or 3 times his age.
Film director Bronwen Hughes was so moved by Dan's story that she contacted Dan's mother and began her filmmaking journey on the story that would be called, The Journey is the Destination.
The Journey is the Destination is based on the life of artist and photographer, Dan Eldon. This epic adventure tells the story of Dan, a charismatic young artist, explorer, and photojournalist who spent his life traveling and photographing in 42 countries, inspiring young people to follow him. The film stars Ben Schnetzer, Kelly Macdonald, Sam Hazeldine, Yusra Warsama, Ella Purnell, Maria Bello, and Gugun Deep Singh. The film follows Eldon as he leads a group of unlikely teens on a safari across Africa to deliver aid to a refugee camp in Malawi in 1990. Eldon excelled as an artist in his collages, which combined his photographs of Africa with paint, pastiche, pop culture images, advertising, and official documents. Like Dan Eldon, Bronwen Hughes started photographing and traveling the globe from a very young age.
Bronwen Hughes is a New York and Hollywood-based film director of Canadian and British origin. “The Journey is the Destination” is her fourth feature film. Her previous films include “Forces of Nature” (Dreamworks), “Harriet the Spy” (Paramount), and “Stander,” nominated for Best Director at the 25th Genie Awards. She has also been behind the camera working on various television projects as well.
The Journey is the Destination is now available on Netflix and just as Dan Eldon's story changed Bronwen Hughes' life, it is sure to impact the viewers' life in an extraordinary way.