Paramount has started production on a new coming-of-age film titled Little Wing from Awesomeness, a subsidiary media company geared towards the Gen Z audience. The story is inspired by the New Yorker article of the same name by Susan Orlean and has started production this month in Portland, Oregon.
Little Wing follows Kaitlyn, a 13-year-old girl who, reeling from her parent’s divorce and the pending loss of her home, is drawn into the world of pigeon racing. She hopes to solve her family’s financial woes by stealing a valuable bird but instead forms a bond with the owner, who cultivates her love of the sport.
The film directed and executive produced by Dean Israelite stars Brooklynn Prince as Kaitlyn, Brian Cox as Jaan, the pigeon racer, Kelly Reilly as Maddie, Kaitlyn’s mom, and Che Tafari as Adam, Kaitlyn’s classmate and friend.
Little Wing is executive produced by Karen Rosenfelt, Donald De Line, Susan Orlean, Brian Cox, Don Dunn, and Liz Brandenburg. Written by Academy Award nominee John Gatins who also serves as producer with Naomi Despres.