LITTLE STARS OUT NOW
“The Little Stars films should be compulsory viewing for all involved in health services. Children are our future and they deserve the best care – in health and in sickness” ~ Liz Callaghan, CEO Palliative Care Australia.
The Little Stars DVD and Blu-Ray are available including subtitles translated into 13 languages. The collection contains the multi award-winning 52 minute feature film and 15 short films (166 minutes of total content).
Little Stars is a film you will never forget. Presented by acclaimed British Actor David Suchet CBE, the raw power, insight and emotional honesty of this definitive human interest documentary will leave a lasting impression. It’s a valuable resource for education, advocating for better services and creating awareness and understanding of children’s palliative care. Read more…
JAPAN PRIZE FINALIST: LITTLE STARS
Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness has been bestowed an enormous honor by being named a Finalist in the 2015 Japan Prize.
The Japan Prize International Contest for Educational Media is the world’s most prestigious recognition in the educational media genre.
LITTLE STARS OFFICIALLY SELECTED: BREATH OF FRESH AIR FESTIVAL
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Festival has officially selected Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness in its 2015 Festival line-up.
Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these youngsters are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in harmony with passionate ‘palliative care’ teams.
TAKE HEART TO SCREEN AT UNITED NATIONS
Moonshine Movies and the World Heart Federation have recently collaborated on a short film as part of the Take Heart series which will be shown at the United Nations in New York on World Heart Day (29 September 2015).
This is a wonderful opportunity, as the audience will include very high-level delegates from around the world, who have the capacity to make real change. Her Excellency Mme Toyin Sakari will be hosting the event, and representatives of the UN’s Every Woman Every Child movement will be there to show their commitment.
Little Stars in Poland
We’re delighted to report that Little Stars has been picked up for video-on-demand in Poland by Grupa Onet.
Grupa Onet.pl is Poland’s leading online media company focusing on communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce, mobile and advertising. The Onet.pl brand is one the strongest and most recognizable trademarks in Poland.
Onet.pl is Poland’s leading portal, with over 3 billion page views and 14 million real users per month (reaching over 72% of all Polish Internet users).
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
Little Stars has won Official Selection into Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.
The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival is a worldwide event for truly independent filmmakers. The festival has screened films from all over America, Australia, Iran, Italy, Japan and many other countries.
We are delighted that Little Stars will be shown in the home state of LeeAnne Curran, whose powerful story features in the film.
STAN GRANT VOICES TAKE HEART
In another leap forward for the Take Heart project, acclaimed Indigenous Australian journalist and anchor Mr Stan Grant recorded the narration for a film that aims to change the way the majority of Australians and New Zealanders currently think about Indigenous Australian, Māori and Pacific Islander health.
“Today, Australia boasts the world’s 12th largest economy, the 5th highest per capita income, and the 2nd highest human development index ranking – which means it’s considered to be amongst the world’s most “equal” societies. Why then, do Australia’s first people have amongst the highest rates of a preventable disease in the world?”
LITTLE STARS ON AIR!
Moonshine Movies’ award-winning documentary film Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness will soon be going to air on the international networks of program co-producer Al Jazeera Documentary Channel.
The project’s international Sales agent Flame Distribution is working diligently to get the program broadcast on TV around the world
HOST A SCREENING OF LITTLE STARS FOR WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY
The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day which will take place on October 10, 2015 is “Hidden Lives / Hidden Patients”.
This year’s theme will focus on the patients living in unique conditions that often struggle with access to palliative care including children.
The ICPCN, WHPCA and Moonshine Movies are inviting organisations, activists and individuals to host a screening of Little Stars www.littlestars.tv
TAKE HEART FILM IS GO!
In a flurry of activity, Take Heart has attached a series of sponsors which means the project is now officially green-lit.
Take Heart is a global media communications initiative designed to put Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) on the global media and public health agendas.
Part One of the series focuses on Australasia, including a one-hour television special designed to lift the lid on Rheumatic Heart Disease, an entirely preventable disease that threatens the lives of 2% of all Indigenous Australians (Dr Bo Remenyi, Menzies School for Health Research).
Our deep thanks goes out to Presenting Sponsor Aspen Foundation and Supporting Sponsors Snow Foundation, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Cure Kids, World Heart Federation, NT Cardiac, Layhna Health, RHD Australia, Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System and Moonshine Movies.
Take Heart Film
Please sign-up to stay tuned to the project release, which is earmarked for release from April 2015, with the first in a series of 10 short films. Part One of the television series, a one-hour program about The Quest To Rid Australasia of Rheumatic Heart Disease ,is scheduled for release in late 2015.
FLAME DISTRIBUTION PICKS UP LITTLE STARS
We’re delighted to announce that Flame Distribution will be helping Little Stars reach the broadest possible audience on Television, Video-On-Demand, DVD and elsewhere.
Flame Distribution represents exciting documentary content from award-winning producers from Australia and around the world.