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An academy award winning filmmaker has signed a movie deal with David Bellavia about his Iraq war experience.

The Republican Congressional Candidate wrote of his accounts during the 2004 battle of Fallujah in his book titled “House to House.”

Filmmaker Richard Middlemas announced that he is making the book into a major feature film.

Bellavia talks about why he thinks this movie will do well compared to other Iraq war movies that flopped in the past.

"So many Iraq movies have come out and they haven’t been successful, because it was too fresh, it was too visceral, it was too real and now that the war is over I think we have enough time to look back and tell these stories for what they are," said Bellavia. 

Bellavia recieved the Bronze Star and The New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, because of his efforts during the battle.

Middlemas along with his production company Five Smooth Stones Productions won the Oscar for the documentary about a foot-ball team entitled “Undefeated.” 


Bellavia also reacted to the financial disclosure form his opponent Republican Chris Collins handed in Monday. The form is required by law to be turned into the Federal Elections Commission before anyone runs for office.

The document stated that Collins has investment assets ranging between $25 and $112-Million.

Bellavia said Collins’ choice to not release his actual tax forms shows what kind of a campaign he’s running.

"Well that's a pretty big window; I could say right now that I make between 1 and 150-million dollars, what that exactly means. So it's a very vague form," said Bellavia. 

Bellavia’s comments came after he released six years worth of tax forms a few weeks back and he called for his congressional opponents to do the same. 

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