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GIANT LITTLE ONES Q&A with Director Keith Behrman & cast

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Director/Writer Keith Behrman literally dreamed GIANT LITTLE ONES into existence. He had a dream in which a young man was having a conversation with his mother, wrote that scene, and it quickly evolved into a screenplay.

“This is a movie about self-acceptance,” says producer Allison Black, and authenticity was the driving force throughout, for the people being portrayed within the film, and the way that Behrman wanted its viewers to feel when seeing it. Love, truth, and being yourself were the focus when creating the film, and when titling it.

In this clip, Behrman discusses the meaning and thoughts behind the film’s title:

Actors Josh Wiggins (Max, Walking Out) and Darren Mann (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) say that they never struggled with taking these roles. Wiggins states, “if you’re taking roles based on how you think other people are going to evaluate it or think of it, you’re not even doing a medium justice.” The positivity of taking on an authentic character outweighs and potential negative response.

Here, the actors discuss how they became involved in the film:

Actor Kyle McLachlan (Twin Peaks, Desperate Housewives) says he has “learned something from everyone” in the cast, and says he connected with the authenticity of the performances. He plays a father in the film, and says that some of the keys to his character were bringing in the aspects of how he personally related to him, as a father in real life – acting as a guide to his children and accepting them wholly, while allowing them to blossom into who they are meant to be. Here, he elaborates on how he’s grown and learned as an actor by working with and watching his colleagues:

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About the film:

Childhood best friends, Franky and Ballas, are now handsome high school royalty, living the perfect teenage life – until an unexpected event changes everything. Starring Josh Wiggins, Kyle MacLachlan and Maria Bello.

View the trailer:

Where to see it: 

GIANT LITTLE ONES is now playing at Angelika New York, and opens 3/15 at Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano and Angelika Carmel Mountain.