Israeli-Palestinian Comedy ‘Birthright’ Signs Director Marc Evans

Marc Evans has signed on to direct the Israeli-Palestinian comedy “Birthright,” the film’s producers announced in London

Last Updated: October 16, 2012 @ 6:52 PM

Marc Evans has signed on to direct the Israeli-Palestinian comedy “Birthright,” the film’s producers announced in London on Tuesday.

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

The film was written by Ari Issler and Ben Snyder. It tells the story of a shy Jewish American kid named Sam Raskin, who follows the girl of his dreams on a trip to Israel only to fall for a Palestinian girl.

“Birthright” will also draw upon Katie Miranda’s graphic novel, “Tear Gas in the Morning,” about a young Jewish-American girl who spends a summer volunteering at a Palestinian Rights Agency in the West Bank.

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

BoomGen Studios has worked on a number of marquee projects, including Disney’s “Prince of Persia,” Julian Schnabel’s “Miral” and the TLC series, “All-American Muslim.”

Evans most recently directed the SXSW pick “Hunky Dory,” which will be released in the U.S.  in the first quarter of 2013.

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