Black Tie Films Inc & Gwynyth Walsh to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Black Tie Films Inc

Black Tie Films Inc & Gwynyth Walsh Catholic Filmmakers…

Gwynyth Walsh

In Los Angeles, Black Tie Films Inc & Gwynyth Walsh are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Manu Bennett. The Pic will be produced by Black Tie Films Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Gwynyth Walsh and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Manu Bennett Tobit Writer

PREMISE: Tobit is an observant Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam. He lives correctly, giving alms and burying the dead. In spite of his good works, Tobit is struck blind. Concurrent with Tobit’s story is that of Sarah, daughter of one of Tobit’s distant relative, whose seven successive husbands are each killed by a demon on their wedding night. When Tobit and Sarah pray to God for deliverance, God sends the angel Raphael to act as intercessor. Tobit regains his sight, and Sarah marries Tobit’s son Tobias. The story closes with Tobit’s thanksgiving and an account of his death. This is actually a Jewish short story possibly dating from Persian times in some Bibles is the book of Tobit, named after the father of its hero.

TITLE: Tobit (script download)

ACTORS: Mel Gibson invovled in Tobit movie!

GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.

TIME: 1920-1040

SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands

MARKET: USA, International

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Hero’s reaction to plot point

Act Two, Part Two:

Plot point, hero’s insight, possible new goal

Antagonist moves forward, hero’s initial victory; subplot(s)

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