Capturing the patina of 1940’s Norman Rockwell small-town Americana is in itself a challenge, but shooting the entire film in Baja Mexico ups the ante. Little Boy tells the story of the indescribable love between a father and son, and what an eight-year-old child is willing to do to end World War II so his father can come home.
Director, Alejandro Monteverde, and cinematographer, Andrew Cadelago, enlisted a talented international crew to bring their vision to life at the same studio location where James Cameron filmed Titanic. The proximity of the studio to the U.S. border gave Los Angeles’ vendors the opportunity to supply equipment to the Mexican production. Illumination Dynamics worked closely with gaffer, Doug Shannon, to send everything he needed to craft the look of the film.
Doug was generous with his compliments: “Little Boy was very complex logistically and ID really helped things go smoothly. Robert worked hard for us at every stage and was very responsive and helpful. I received a lot of invaluable advice, technical support, and trouble-shooting from Mark and other folks on the theatrical side. Maria kept in constant contact with production about logistics and getting gear across the border to Mexico. Thanks to everyone there. I hope to work with ID again soon.”
Little Boy, from Mark Burnett Productions, opened in theaters nationwide April 24.