Script was the most difficult part of making a good film. The Director/writer his wife and two sons and I been through at least a dozen stories ideas before they finally settled down for Destiny.
After years of watching movies ranging form worse to excellent, we realize that the story is the most important in making a good film. After all, regardless of whom you are, how big your company is, you cannot make a good film from a bad story. This is the reason we've seen big companies that made bad movies go bankrupt while small companies that made good films grew.
We used to have family meeting after meeting to discuss a particular story. One story after another. Some ideas made to a couple page of script. Only to be scraped because bigger budget was needed or more technical assistance was needed.
It was a very frustrating experience. One day, our Director/Writer's wife came up with an idea: "Why don't we concentrate on writing an original story?" Bingo. That was it. A new direction. From that day on, we just concentrated on an original story.
We used to live in a war-ravaged country, Cambodia. We knew there were many people who've escaped the country like us. Many of them left without their friends, parents, brothers and sisters or spouses. Because communication was impossible, some thought their loved one was alive, but turned out to be dead. Other thought their loved one was dead, only to find later they were still alive.
Because there were so many of these cases, Destiny was created out of this unique idea. We created this story as of the unique experience that we've learned from these victims. In memory of all Cambodian compatriots, and their surviving loved ones, we're telling the world through Destiny how cruel the war was. How war destroyed peoples' lives. Many of you might remember a movie called Killing Fields. It showed how difficult life was under a war. But what about the live of those who survived and have migrated to different countries in the world, including the Unites states, France, Germany, Switzerland etc.. They have settled down, re-married. Only to find out later that their spouses were still alive. Destiny is born.