Little film’s big impact in Rome
THE humble Australian film that could, Little Sparrows, has attracted heady plaudits at the International Rome Film Festival.
And the independent Perth film has picked up a distributor for screening in North America but cannot find one in Australia.
“I’m not sad, it’s just the way of the industry, it’s a business,” director and producer Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen says from Rome.
The emotional drama filmed in 19 days last December using friends’ houses and their local Perth coffee shop has played the Melbourne and Sydney film festivals and is about to screen at Brisbane’s but cannot win a commercial release here due to its unknown cast and narrative about the last Christmas for a mother and her three daughters.