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Open Road’s ‘Little Boy’ Receives The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative Laurels

Open Road's 'Little Boy' Receives The Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative Laurels

The Creative Coalition has announced that acclaimed director Alejandro Monteverde’s “Little Boy is the latest selection to be included in the
organization’s prestigious 2015 Spotlight Initiative Film Slate. “Little Boy” is a narrative film that reveals the indescribable love a little boy
has for his father and the love a father has for his son. “Little Boy” is distributed by Open Road Films and
opens in theaters on April 24, 2015.

“’Little Boy’ embodies the tenets of the Spotlight Initiative by using the powerful medium of film to highlight a period in history with lessons
that are relevant to social welfare today,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, said, “On behalf of ‘Little Boy,’ we feel tremendously appreciative to be chosen for the Spotlight Initiative. The program helps nurture the most creative area of
moviemaking – independent film – helping ensure that the artistic creativity of indie film flourishes.”

The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative is an integrated partnership that champions the art and craft of independent filmmaking by providing
cause-related marketing strategies and issue campaign resources that allow the film’s message to reach beyond the movie screen. By bringing in influencers
from the business, entertainment, arts, and policy arenas to support Spotlight Initiative films, The Creative Coalition is able to promote socially
relevant, independent filmmaking.

“Little Boyis a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming
story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his
son.

Set in the 1940s, “Little Boy” is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a seven-year-old little
boy. A moviegoing experience for all ages, “Little Boyfeatures an all-star cast/crew including Oscar® nominated actors Emily Watson and Tom
Wilkinson as well as Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verástegui, and newcomer Jakob Salvati.

The
film is directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde (“Bella”) from a screenplay by Monteverde and Pepe Portillo.
Executive produced by Eduardo Verástegui, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Emilio Azcárraga Jean, Bernardo Gómez Martinez, Mickey O’Hare, and Sean Wolfington,
the film is produced by Leo Severino, Eduardo Verástegui, and Alejandro Monteverde. The film is co-executive produced by Ricardo Del Río Galnares.

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