Mike Tourville never thought his book about his neighbor would ever be made into a film.
“A lot of people that read the book said it would make a really cool movie. I just never imagined it would really happen. But it did!"
From Book to Film
When Agawam resident Michael Tourville sat down to write the first draft of his book, “A Promise to Astrid,” in 2000, he never imagined it would evolve into a movie production years later.
The book was written for the purpose of sharing with friends and family, chronicles Tourville’s real-life experiences with his former neighbor Astrid while living in Chicopee during the 80s. It documents how his unassuming, elderly neighbor transformed his small community through a series of anonymous, life-changing acts of kindness. His publisher is Abba Father Media, a Christian company located in Agawam. Tourville’s son, Bill, illustrated the book. Read the whole article here.