Little Man film down under

15 March 2013

• Little Man - 3rd Iris Prize produced short film starts international film festival tour down under.

• Clip of West End musical performer Daniel Boys in first film role released

Little Man the 3rd short film to be produced by The Festivals Company for the Iris Prize starts its international film festival tour down under in Melbourne this week as part of the prestigious Australian LGBT film festival. The film stars West End performer Daniel Boys in his first film role and is directed by award winning director Eldar Rapaport. The film's producer Grant Vidgen from The Festival Company will introduce the screening.

“Getting your work seen is the ultimate prize for any filmmaker. Despite the nervousness of seeing your art on the screen for everyone to critique, there's no better reward than seeing how people respond to what you worked so hard to make. Hence I am delighted that this month Little Man will screen in Melbourne and Atlanta offering audiences on both sides of the world a chance to see my film,” said Eldar Rapaport the film’s director.

“We’ve got more screenings coming up which have to remain a secret until the relevant festivals are ready to publish their programmes. So it’s looking good for Little Man,” he added.

Based on the short story “Your Man” by Etgar Keret, Little Man is a psychological thriller about one’s inner demons.  Elliot (Daniel Boys) is about 30 but is unable to form a long lasting relationship – he has a talent for destroying every potential one – and continues his search moving on to the next available man.

During the weekend when his brother Ryan shows up having decided to spend some time apart from his wife, Elliot becomes obsessed with a very odd, spying neighbour who is making too many loud noises that make his head explode.  Reaching his limit Elliot is out to kill whatever is eating him up inside.

Little Man plays as part of the Cocktales shorts package at 10:15pm on Saturday 16 March in ACMI Cinema 2 in Melbourne.

Little Man has also been programmed to screen at the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival. It will screen in the Pink Peach Short Competition prior to James Franco’s and Travis Matthews' Pink Peach Feature in Competition, Interior. Leather Bar., on Thursday, March 21, at 9:15pm in the Plaza Theatre.

“The Iris Prize which continues to be the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize valued ay £25,000 will be presented for the seventh time during the Iris Prize Festival, which takes place in Cardiff, Wales (UK) from 9 – 13 October 2013,” said Berwyn Rowlands from The Festivals Company.

Little Man clip is available on The Festival Company's Vimeo site:  here

Contacts:
Publicity / Sales
Berwyn Rowlands, The Festivals Company
Tel: +44 7860 818294 / +44 29 20232744
berwyn@thefestivalscompany.co.uk

Festival Screenings:
Grant Vidgen, Iris Prize
Tel: +44 7740 553669
grant@irisprize.org