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Interview: Nia DaCosta – Little Woods | 2015 January Screenwriters Lab

Interview: Nia DaCosta – Little Woods | 2015 January Screenwriters Lab

Selected for the US Narrative Competition at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, we’ve been tracking Nia DaCosta‘s feature debut project since sitting down with her to discuss the project when it was on paper at 2015 edition of the Sundance Film Festival directly after a stint at the January Screenwriters Lab. The NYC based filmmaker would shoot Little Woods in January of 2017 with the likes of Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale, and Lance Reddick joining the indie project. Here is my sit down with the filmmaker.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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