Aussie doco pioneers simultaneous Tugg USA and Aus tour

16 March, 2015 by Emily Blatchford

A documentary about tiny houses is hoping to make a big splash in Australia as it tours the country.

Directed by Jeremy Beasley, Small is Beautiful is an observational doco that follows four people at different stages of building tiny houses in Portland, Oregon. The film poses the question: is the tiny house movement a fad, or is it a viable solution to the issues of housing affordability and sustainability?


The film has already attracted an audience in Australia, with the premiere screening, held in Brunswick Melbourne on March 26, selling out within 24 hours. Due to the demand, additional screenings have been now announced.

It also marks a world first simultaneous Tugg USA and Australian theatrical tour, which is set to kick off on April 1.

Producer Chris Kamen tells IF the decision to distribute the documentary in this way came out of the belief nobody was more passionate than he and Beasley in helping the film find an audience.

“We’ve got more passion than anyone else to take this story further,” he says. “As indie filmmakers, our unfair advantage over the larger players is the inclination and ability to forge an genuine and authentic relationship with our online audience. This results in far a greater level of audience engagement – so whilst the audience may be niche the conversion rate is high.”

Tickets for screenings are at, with a VOD release scheduled for April 30 on the film’s website, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

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View the trailer below: