Press release from Buzz Communications.

The red carpet might have been shorter than the one in Rome, but Little Sparrows’ cast and crew were all smiles as their limousine arrived at Cinema Paradiso tonight.

The long-awaited, much-anticipated hometown premiere was attended by industry and media representatives, VIP, family and friends.

According to director/producer Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, it is affirming and exciting to be able to finally launch Little Sparrows in cinemas.

“As I often say and firmly believe, great achievements come at great risks.”

“To be able to take risks, give it our best, and trust the best outcome is one of the driving force along our journey with Little Sparrows.”

“The achievement is worth celebrating and definitely deserving of its recognition.”

“As an independent filmmaker – and amongst my very talented and committed peers – I am simply humbled and I know with sureness that we just have to keep making great films. It is my passion to tell stories and it will never end,” said Chen.

Little Sparrows has screened in cinemas around the world receiving rave reviews in international media, rapturous applause on the festival circuit and lengthy standing ovations at its international premiere in Rome.

In addition to its recent win at the WA Screen Awards for Outstanding Drama, Little Sparrows won the 2010 DigiSPAA SPAARTAN AWARD for Best Digital Feature Film, and was nominated for Inside Film’s prestigious Independent Spirit IF Award.

The theatrical release has engaged various promotional partners and will be offering two-for-one tickets for all Mother’s Day screenings (Sunday 8 May), and hosting a special fundraising screening in conjunction with the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Friday 3 June.

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