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THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT COULD
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THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT COULD
 
NY Premiere

Director: Mars Roberge

United States, 2013, 90min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2014
Category: Documentary
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Crew:  Producer: Mars Roberge - Cinematography: Bob Lesser - Editing: Mars Roberge - Music: Class Actress, Masterslave
Email:  mars.robergenomadedit.com
web:  thelittlehousethatcould.net

synopsis
Emmy Award-winning stylist, Patricia Field, has done a lot more than Sex and the City. She has spent several decades saving lives and giving hope to lost outsiders who society frowned upon--transsexuals, club kids, drag queens, gay teenagers, butch-dykes, people who needed to escape from their hometowns because they were never understood. This is the story of a close-knit unconventional family in New York City--the House of Field--who have singlehandedly changed music and fashion for the world several times over. Their story is one of courage, hope and dreams. In making this movie, Toronto filmmaker Mars Roberge becomes part of that family, returning to his homeland over a decade later with an uplifting story to tell of the little house that could. Made solely with the help of his friend, Bob Lesser *the one-man crew* and a couple friends here and there from 2006-2012.

director
A US-Canadian dual citizen born in Scarborough (just outside of Toronto), Mars Roberge graduated in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Film Production from York University. During the 90s, he made several music videos and award-winning short films/documentaries which included “Femme Plastique” (winner of Best Humorous Film at the International Canadian Annual Short Film and Video Festival 1992), “Canada on the Fringe” (finalist at 1993 New York Film Expo) and “Life on Mars” (On The Fly Film Festival 1998). In 2000, he moved to NYC and made his first feature, a documentary on Sex & the City stylist Patricia Field called "The Little House That Could", completing it in 2013. Still running strong in festivals, it has played 14 festivals, 24 screenings around the world, it won Best Documentary at 2016 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, won the Audience Choice Award for best film at 2015 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, was nominated for Best Feature Documentary at 2015 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and was nominated for Best LGBT Feature Documentary at 2014 Queens World Film Festival. It has also been licensed to OUTtv, Queer Culture TV and Mainstream Media Unplugged. Mars currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancé and works full-time for Nomad Editing Company. He has just finished his second feature film, a dark comedy from a script he wrote called “Scumbag” had its world premiere at the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam. The movie, shot in 4k raw, has 223 actors including cult legends such as Penny Arcade, Michael Alig, Ron Jeremy and Nick Zedd, to name a few.
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