We Are Moving Stories: Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt – Oct. 21, 2019
Congratulations! Why did you make your film? Thank you. I wanted to explore the power of female friendship. Set in 1984, Brave Little Army is the story of how four girls – Em, K, Lu and Dee – meet at age 12 and become friends forever. It’s the first film in a trilogy.
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Italian Cinema Today: A Conversation with Filmmaker Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt – Sept. 9, 2019
Toronto based filmmaker Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt wrote and directed the short film “Brave Little Army” which screened yesterday. She says the festival has inspired her. D’Alessandro Hatt attended the festival last year as an actress. She made lasting connections and felt empowered to take on her own project.
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Lucania Film Fest Interview: Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt – Aug. 7, 2019
La regista Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt ci parla del suo corto Brave Little Army.
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LARS & RUBY – Interview: Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt – Apr. 3, 2019
Top départ de la quatrième édition du Festival Courts d’un Soir ! Pour mettre en avant la richesse de ce premier jour, nous sommes allés à la rencontre de la réalisatrice Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt, pour son court métrage Brave Little Army, en compétition dans la Sélection Très Courts!
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LARS & RUBY – Article: Festival Courts d’un soir: Zoom sur la Sélection Très Courts – Mar. 23, 2019
Le court métrage Brave Little Army fait partie d’une trilogie. Le film met en lumière la genèse de l’amitié soudée entre quatre jeunes filles âgées de douze ans : Em, K, Lu et Dee. Cette relation fusionnelle va naître après la découverte d’une sombre vérité… qui va les unir à jamais. Brave Little Army a été sélectionné dans plus de huit festivals de courts métrages internationaux et continue aujourd’hui son voyage vers le Québec, à Montréal…
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Femfilmfans – Review: Brave Little Army – Mar. 23, 2019
“The international premiere screening of Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt’s short film Brave Little Army couldn’t have come more timely. Shown at the Berlin Feminist Film Week (BFFW), the 6-minute short film complements the rise and necessity for feminism in young women. Having played just after International Women’s Day (a newly made public holiday in Berlin), Brave Little Army adds to the canon of films on female capabilities.”
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Your Kingston – KCFF Interview: Amanda Cheung – Feb. 27, 2019
“The Kingston Canadian Film Festival starts TOMORROW! And we have a STAR in our midst! Kingstonian, Amanda Cheung plays Lu in the film Brave Little Army, a film by Black Lab Film Company. Created with an all-female crew, Brave Little Army is part one of a trilogy. Set in 1984, this short film is the genesis story of the fierce friendship of 12-year-old girls Em, K, Lu and Dee. Can’t wait to see it! It’s screening at the The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Saturday March 2! Check out the line up here! So many great films to see & events to attend! https://kingcanfilmfest.com/”
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Hollywood North Magazine – Review: Brave Little Army – Nov. 15, 2018
“The story itself is well written and it’s amazing how it goes so rapidly from radical to simplistic to whoa-whats-going-on-here. Gayle Ye’s fine cinematography shows bold colours and appropriate solid lighting to add to any scene. Combined with the seamless and professional editing done by Sydney Cowper teamed up with sound designer Bridget Tang, the film is a true cinematic masterpiece that will want you to see more plot, and let’s not forget that amazing music provided by Janal Bechthold along with Moscow Apartment (Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla).”
Full review: www.hnmag.ca
The Western Star – Review: Brave Little Army – Oct. 23, 2018
“The new kid in school, a punk-rocker in a leather jacket, is an inspiration to a group of schoolgirls, who quickly add this unique individual to their friend group, becoming a dynamic quartet of fearless badasses.”
Full review: www.thewesternstar.com
VOCM News – Interview: Brave Little Army – Oct. 22, 2018
“Toronto based filmmaker Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt wrote and directed the short film “Brave Little Army” which screened yesterday. She says the festival has inspired her. D’Alessandro Hatt attended the festival last year as an actress. She made lasting connections and felt empowered to take on her own project.”
Full article: www.vocm.com