Marc Evans signs on to direct Israeli-Palestinian comedy Birthright

Still from Katie Miranda's Tear Gas in the Morning, on which Birthright is based.Still from Katie Miranda's Tear Gas in the Morning, on which Birthright is based.

Still from Katie Miranda's Tear Gas in the Morning, on which Birthright is based.

Marc Evans has signed on to direct the Israeli-Palestinian comedy Birthright, the film’s producers announced today at Power at the Pixel in London.

The Welsh-born director’s credits include the films Snow Cake, My Little Eye and Patagonia.

Written by Ari Issler and Ben Snyder the film is a tripartite transmedia project about a young man on a Birthright trip to Israel, a graphic novel called Tear Gas in the Morning by Kate Miranda about a young woman who volunteers at a Palestinian Rights Organization, and a mobile game.

Miranda’s novel follows a young Jewish-American girl who spends a summer volunteering at a Palestinian Rights Agency in the West Bank.

The producers said in a statement: “Birthright will feature a series of intersecting narratives that unfold across multiple-media platforms, including an interactive graphic novel, a mobile game and a feature comedy.”

The film will be produced by BoomGen Studios, who have previous experience of working on films set in the region, including Julian Schnabel’s Miral,  the TLC series All-American Muslim and Disney’s Prince of Persia.

BoomGen’s CEO and cofounder Mahyad Tousi is producing the film.

 

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