Tony Montana will begin filming the Israel-set documentary The Epicenter in January 2007.

Montana, whose credits include Overnight, seeks to portray the 'unsung faces of theIsraeli youth movement' in his upcoming project, and has set up a productionhub in Tel-Aviv.

'This is a generation which is only seen by the West to be onthe front lines, ready to begin a military operation or serving at a check point,'Montana said. 'Many Israelis have compelling lives that I believe are notjust defined by politics, religion or war.'

Laura Ushijimaof Persuasian Films is producing and David Stein and Veronica Grey serve asexecutive producers.