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Sizzle Reel Wows Viewers
by Betty Jo Tucker

My husband and I are on cloud nine because of the positive responses weve received about the sizzle reel for IT HAD TO BE US, an award-winning romantic memoir we wrote under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence. Misha Zubarev, a very talented filmmaker, created and edited this emotionally powerful reel and added beautiful original background music by composer Vadim Zubarev (Mishas dad).

The one-minute Sizzle Reel is posted on YouTube now. Please click here to view it.  

Below are some of the comments already sent to us.

Jane Bernard, author:

The sizzle reel is charming, beautifully done and exciting. Misha really pulled the heart out of the book and brought it alive on screen! Bravo!

Vicki Nikolaidis, radio host:

Wow, this is so GREATTTT! It all goes so well together. Congratulations to Misha!

George Bettinger, actor/comedian:

It is GREAT! Wonderful. Short, sentimental and direct.  Love it.

Judy Joy Jones, artist:

Oh so sweet, I'm crying! A teaser for more to comeWow do you ever move my mind into film. If I had a crew, camera, script we could start shooting today!

Lizette Amado-Bettinger, actress/singer:

Gee whiz, you had to go and make me cry. This is beautiful. 

Susan Granger, film critic:

This romantic reel brought tears to my eyes.

Lori DeWaal, publicist:

OMG it's great! What a story -- short, to the point and watchable. I like it a lot. Very intriguing!

Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications:

What a great title! The description adds sizzle and makes you want to read your book and see this as a movie. Love that it earned Five Hearts!

Richard Jack Smith, film critic:

What a lovely story. Overall, it's a beautiful journey you have undertaken. I think it would make a great feature-length movie some day.

Thanks so much to everyone who responded. And special thanks to Misha and Vadim for the impressivc creativity they brought to this project. For more information about these remarkable artists, please click on the links below.   

(PHOTO: Misha Zubarev)

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