Giant Little Ones


93 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival Release date: September 9, 2018 (TIFF)
Release date: March 29, 2019
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Giant Little Ones is a coming-of-age story about the power of love without labels. Franky (Wiggins) and Ballas (Mann) have been friends since childhood. Stars of the swim team and popular with girls, they live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky’s 17th birthday when the two have an unexpected encounter. Ballas starts a rumour about Franky’s sexuality – further fueled by the fact that Franky’s father (Kyle MacLachlan) recently came out as gay. Hickson plays Ballas’s sister, who shares a past with Franky. Maria Bello, who plays Franky’s mother and is an executive producer, wrote the book Whatever… Love Is Love after telling her 12-year-old son that she was in a relationship with a woman. Giant Little Ones was selected for a Special Presentation, its World Premiere, at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Shot in and around Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, this is writer/director Keith Behrman’s 2nd feature film, following the success of his acclaimed debut feature Flower & Garnet.

Giant Little Ones, movie, poster,



Allison Black

Executive Producer:

Hussain Amarshi
Daniel Bekerman
Maria Bello
Ricky Blumenstein
Paul Finkel
Mark Gingras
Nathan Morlando
Jason Potash
Patrice Theroux

Co-Executive Producer:

Tom Spriggs
Susan Wrubel


Rosalie Chilelli
Lauren Grant
Karen Shaw

Line Producer:

Brendan Brady


Keith Behrman


Keith Behrman


Guy Godfree


Sandy Pereira


Michael Brook

Production Designer:

Zosia Mackenzie

Art Director:

John O’Regan

Costume Designer:

Marissa Schwartz

Cast: Roles:

Josh Wiggins
Darren Mann
Taylor Hickson
Maria Bello
Kyle Maclachlan
Niamh Wilson
Hailey Kittle
Peter Outerbridge
Stephanie Moore
Kiana Madeira
Olivia Scriven
Evan Marsh
Carson MacCormac
Jeff Clarke
Cory Lee

Franky Winter
Ballas Kohl
Natasha Kohl
Carly Winter
Ray Winter
Nic Kohl
Angie Kohl
Deanne Winter
Coach Klassen
Ms. Soo