Binka and Robin: Love story (pilot sizzle)
ON A MISSION IS A SERIES ABOUT PEOPLE MAKING THE WORLD BETTER.
At midlife, the Le Bretons left the World Bank and their swanky DC home to drive 5k miles to Brazil where they single-handedly built a sprawling environmental NGO from scratch. Remarkably, they sold personal land for seed money to build their NGO, "Iracambi." The results of their tireless selfless efforts? Thousands of acres of trees saved, a college-like campus in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest, a new state park, recovery of animal populations, and environmental education for countless students and volunteers of all ages from across the globe. Their story is unlike any I've ever heard. They first fell in love with each other. Then fell in love with saving the forest and the animals that live there. Their mission is to educate others while inspiring through the power of example.
Their story began with a chance meet on an oceanliner decades prior. Robin, the son of a Kenya-based British military officer, met a brilliant and gorgeous tall blonde on holiday from the UK. They soon married and then traveled the globe with their children, crissccrossing continents with compelling turns along the way. A half-hour pilot is completed. Additional episodes are in various stages of completion.
All that's missing? A movie. Which is in the works! Binka has been working with Netflix and Amazon to produce a series on one of the eight books she has written since moving to Brazil.