UK production and financing outfit Horizons will co-finance Little, which was presented at the recent IFP Film Week in the US.
The project is the feature-debut of writer-director duo Logan George and Celine Held, who were recently named as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine.
The New York-set film takes place in the underground homeless community of the Freedom Tunnel in Manhattan in the 1990s. It tells the story of Little, a five-year-old girl who has lived in the tunnels her whole life with her addict mother. When a police-mandated eviction forces them above ground, their future as a family looks bleak.
Filmmakers George and Held previously debuted their short Mouse at SXSW this year.
Little will shoot in October 2018. Producers are Kara Durrett and Kristian Brodie, the latter previously produced Michael Pearce’s Toronto hit Beast.
Horizons creative director Tom Large commented: “We founded the company to support talented independent filmmakers working on smart films and in Little we have found the perfect Horizons project.”