Little Man (2005)

Little Man
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 47mins.
Genres Family, Documentary
Keywords medical, survival
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nicole Conn Actor Herself 1 1000001
Gwendolyn Baba Actor Herself 1 1000002
Nicholas Baba-Conn Actor Himself 1 1000003
Gabrielle Baba-Conn Actor Herself 1 1000004
Jeannie Karaffa Actor Herself 1 1000005
Michelle Hakaka Actor Herself 1 1000006
Deborah Krakow Actor Herself 1 1000007
Nicole Conn Director n/a 2 2000001
Nicole Conn Producer n/a 3 3000001
Katie Wells Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000002
Danny Jacobson Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Bohnett Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Brian Hoven Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Stacee Silver Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Nicole Conn Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alissa Broderdorf Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Joe Van Witsen Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Brian Hoven Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
K Kaufman Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Therese Sherman Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Shana Hagan Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Danny Jacobson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nicole Conn Editor n/a 172 7000002
Sean Presant Editor n/a 172 7000003
Mark Chait Music n/a 120781 8000001
Brian Hoven Original Music Additional Original Music 120838 8000002
Eric Reuveni Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Chris McDonough Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Ben Zarai Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Synopsis
Micro-preemie Nicholas is born 100 days too early and weighs only one pound. From his froglike legs dangle blood pressure cuffs the size of band-aids. His heart is the size of a cashew. Throughout his struggle for life, filmmaker, Nicole Conn and her partner political activist Gwen Baba also struggle to keep their family from disintegrating under the unrelenting stress and chaos of hospitals, emergency medical crisis and a crushing blow to trust. What do you do when a pregnancy goes bad? When a partnership is torn apart by opposing belief systems, when a small infant lives in the surreal world of the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit for 158 days? Nicholas goes through medical procedure after medical procedure--because science and medicine "can" keep a fetus alive. But at what price do we hold onto life? Nicole is faced with the question that haunts in the night: When does caring become cruelty? Nicole is obsessed by her son's need to be here.  Gwen is terrified that long hospital stays and the mini-hospital in their own home will erode the family to a place of no return.