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The Briss optioned by Submission Films

2010.02.18 — VANCOUVER, BC - New Star Books is pleased to announce that Submission Films has optioned Michael Tregebov's The Briss for film. The deal was arranged by Bill Hanna of Acacia House Publishing Services.

The Briss tells the story of a Jewish family in Winnipeg whose son is sent away to Israel on a Birthright tour. There, he falls in love with and impregnates a Palestinian woman to the chagrin of his parents.

Andrew Boutilier, president of Submission Films, says, ""For me, what is most compelling about the The Briss is that it explores the volatile and timely issues of Middle-East politics and the effects it can have on a family halfway around the world. In the end however, the message that resonates most strongly is that love conquers all.""

Publisher Rolf Maurer adds, ""Michael has captured the very human dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even in a family living seemingly half a world away. The narrative relies heavily on dialogue, and Michael's ear for the way people's innermost feelings are revealed, in the way they speak is tailor-made for the screen.""

From his home in Barcelona, Spain, author Michael Tregebov adds that he is ""thrilled and thankful even with the possibility of turning The Briss into a film.""

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