Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

Image. Advertisement:

Brill’s forthcoming novel ‘Symphony for the Man’ optioned for film

Sparkplug Films has optioned the film rights to Sarah Brill’s forthcoming novel Symphony for the Man (Spinifex, March).

Spinifex describes the novel as ‘a poignant and gritty tale of homelessness and shelter, of the realities of loneliness and hunger, and of the hopes and dreams of those who often go unnoticed on our streets’.

Sparkplug founder Mark Forytarz said he was ‘immediately, completely engaged’ with Brill’s novel. ‘The gritty, despairing tale of homelessness, and the pure, heartfelt act of kindness, sees a special friendship blossom,’ said Forytarz. ‘I felt Symphony for the Man should be made into a film, where it translates well from print onto the cinema screen that will captivate the audience.’


Category: Local news Rights and acquisitions