Acclaimed author Tony Drury’s most recent novella – A Search for the Truth – is set to become a feature film. Inspired by the movie, ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’, this novella follows a history and sociology undergraduate coming to understand anti-Semitism, whilst having to write an excellent explanation of modern Jewish existence and falling hopelessly in love!
The novella is the sixth story in the appraised Novella Nostalgia series – a collection that seeks to use the unique format of the novella to recapture significant films from cinema history.
The team behind the inception from novella to the Big Screen includes Tel-Aviv based business-man Mr Israel Gal, producer of award-winning films Paul Tucker, and corporate financier David Scott.
Israel Gal, a distinguished Israeli scholar and historian, is best known as the Chairman and Chief executive of Espro International. Espro International has an undoubted reputation in producing rich digital content for the cultural arena which is distributed to end visitors via Apps, mobile and hand held systems.
Israel Gal was excited by the prospect of a film that could alleviate anti-Semitism through portraying the Jewish religion and community from a global perspective. Aligned with the narrative of ‘A Search for The Truth’ and supported by strong financial planning and professional production, Mr Gal has accepted the role as a Producer.
Shepperton Studios’ Paul Tucker, a fully voting member of BAFTA, has worked as a producer on titles including Braveheart, Franco Zeffirelli’s Hamlet, three Disney films (King Arthur, 101 and 102 Dalmatians), An Ideal Husband (Rupert Everett and Cate Blanchett), four Bond films, Alien and Aliens. Tucker will be bringing his many years of stellar experience as a Consultant Producer to the board.
David Scott has over 30 years of corporate broking and investment banking experience in advising small and medium-sized companies on both the Official List, AIM, ISDX Growth Market and The Irish Stock Exchange. He has extensive experience in private equity and advising unquoted companies. David will lead the fund-raising ensuring the vision that the film realises its best potential.
Initial funds raised will be used to commission a script and for Paul Tucker to approve a director. Budget for pre-production development will then be raised.
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