Factory 25 has acquired world rights to writer-director Alexandre Rockwell’s award-winning “Little Feet” and plans to release the drama theatrically in New York City on December 12 at the IFC Center. Screenings across the country will follow throughout the winter. The film will also be released digitally on December 12 via Fandor and Vimeo, followed by cable Video On Demand, iTunes, Amazon VUDU, X-Box, Sony Playstation and other digital outlets in early spring.
Initially, Vimeo had acquired the film after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. But then Factory 25 came on board to release the film theatrically, but that deal was contingent on Rockwell being able to pay for music rights as well as other post-production expenses such as final sound mix, color correction, art work and title design and legal fees and insurance. Rockwell managed to successfully raise more than $76,000 on Kickstarter (way surpassing his initial goal of $35,000).
In his review of the film, Eric Kohn wrote, “Rockwell presents childhood not only through the lens of nostalgia, but also as a form of idealism against impossible odds that’s embodied by the kids, yet accessible to everyone.”
“Little Feet” tells the story of Lana and Nico (played by Rockwell’s own children), siblings who venture out on a urban odyssey from their Los Angeles home to the ocean in order to set their pet goldfish free. Their mission becomes an incredible journey of thrilling and ever more frightening encounters as their childlike views collide with the adult realism of Los Angeles. Excitingly, the film marks Rockwell’s return to the black and white 16mm roots that won him a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival with “In The Soup.”
As an added bonus, the theatrical run of “Little Feet” will be accompanied with Frances Bodomo’s Sundance Film Festival short film starring Academy Award-nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).
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