Open Road’s LITTLE BOY Receives The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative Laurels

New York, NY – (April 8, 2015):  Today, The Creative Coalition 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 a program that champions the art and craft of independent filmmaking.  By supporting Spotlight Initiative films, The Creative Coalition is able to promote socially relevant, independent filmmaking.

LITTLE BOY is 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 BOY features 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.

About The Creative Coalition and the Spotlight Initiative:
The Creative Coalition ( is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.  The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns.  Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president.  The Spotlight Initiative was launched by The Creative Coalition, to support independent films with messages that make a positive difference in the world.

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