3 September 2014 | andrew_wang
An inspirational story wrapped in a hilarious package
This is my favorite indie film of 2013. The premise is original: Tired of being overlooked for bigger roles, a struggling dwarf actor sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. In addition to an interesting story line, you get a colorful cast of characters and lots of laughs. Leading man, Aaron Beelner said, "You always want your film to get attention, but it's really become more about advocacy for people with disabilities. This film educates, entertains and informs all at once and becomes an advocate for those people who deserve a chance." This film is funny, inspiring, and heartfelt. It deserves at least a cult following, if not wider audience appeal if given the chance. "The Little Tin Man" has made its rounds on the festival circuit, garnering the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Napa Valley Film Festival and the Indie Spirit Award at the Naples International Film Festival.