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Canadian Filmmaker gives away $250K dream life in South-East Asia

LOS ANGELES , April 4, 2017 /CNW/ -- A Canadian Filmmaker is giving away the $250,000 dream life she created in Laos as part of an international competition to find the right person to take over her dream life.

Award-winning director Isabel Dréan is handing over a thriving bookshop/café with a fair trade gallery, a motorcycle, $10,000 USD , foreign investor resident status, and more.

"Rather than selling the business the traditional way, I wanted to show gratitude and change someone's life," said Ms. Dréan.

"I landed in the world heritage town of Luang Prabang as a tourist planning to stay for two days and ended up staying for 10 years."

"It was a life-changing decision, but it's time for a new chapter, so why not give this chance to someone else?"

As part of the global competition, "The Ultimate Dream Life Abroad," entrants will be asked to write a 200-word essay or 2-min video to the question: "Why me?" Ms. Dréan wants people to tell her why they're the 'one.'

"It's like playing matchmaker for an old friend," the filmmaker said. "I'm looking to find someone who will keep the magic alive."

"It's not about experience but really about who they are, what's their story, their passion, their dream."

The competition will run over the next three months with three rounds. Competition closes on June 6 th, 2017. <06/06/17>

The filmmaker hopes to turn this social experiment into a documentary about her experience.

"One lucky winner will then take over the two businesses and their life will change forever."

Ms. Dréan started with no money or no entrepreneurial experience and wants to give someone else the same chance she had.

"I know it might sound too good to be true but I'm really doing this. This is the perfect ending to my story in Laos and the beginning of someone else's," she concludes.

Hopeful applicants can enter on the competition website "Ultimate Dream Life Abroad" at http://ultimatedreamlifeabroad.com  

About Isabel Dréan
Isabel Dréan is an award-winning filmmaker from Montreal, Canada . The French Canadian is the owner of L'Étranger, Books & Tea, Kopnoi Gallery in Luang Prabang, Laos .

Isabel Dréan is available for interviews.

Photographs and videos provided on this link. 

Teaser:  https://youtu.be/y8wEVvJuy7U

 

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SOURCE Ultimate Dream Life Abroad


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