THE LITTLE TIN MAN, Featuring Broadway's Jeff Hiller, Greg Hildreth and Chris Henry Coffey, Debuts This Month
The indie darling, The Little Tin Man, premieres exclusively on Vutopia for the month of September in partnership with Gravitas Ventures. The film will play on the Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' movie subscription service, Vutopia, for a 30 day run along with an exclusive interview with filmmaker Matthew Perkins. A limited theatrical release is also in the works for this micro-budget comedy, produced for only 100K.
Funded through Kickstarter, the film is written and produced by Matthew Perkins & Dugan Bridges and marks Perkins' directorial debut. The story follows the plight of Herman, a struggling dwarf actor (newcomer Aaron Beelner) who is tired of being typecast and overlooked for bigger roles. He sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's remake of The Wizard of Oz. The film also features the lead acting debut of Kay Cannon (Writer of Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, New Girl, 30 Rock) as Miller, Herman's average-sized best friend. Jeff Hiller (30 Rock, Ghost Town), Chris Henry Coffey (Trust, The Good Wife), Michael McGlone (The Brothers McMullen, Person of Interest) also star alongside many hilarious favorites from the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Broadway.
Making its world premiere in competition at the Seattle International Film Festival, the heartfelt feature has quickly become a fan favorite. "The Little Tin Man was one of the most well received films from our 2013 festival," said Brad Wilke, SIFF Programmer. "Not only did it sell out its screening, but it also scored in the top three of our 20+ films in the New American Cinema slate (according to audience exit polling). The Little Tin Man is a fun, uplifting, crowd-pleaser that should play well to a wide swath of potential audience members."
The Little Tin Man enjoyed an award-winning run on the festival circuit, including the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Napa Valley Film Festival and the Indie Spirit Award at the Naples International Film Festival.
Comedian-Filmmaker David Wain calls The Little Tin Man, "A funny and touching look into a side of show business that most of us never think about."
"The Little Tin Man is not only heart warming on screen, but a story of patience and perseverance behind the scenes, as it's taken us 10 years to get it off the ground," said Writer/Director Matthew Perkins.
"We highly enjoyed the unique and heartfelt story of the film, and are happy to bring it to audiences everywhere." said Gravitas Ventures' Mia Bruno.