little man

Overview

Documentary filmmaker Nicole Conn and her life partner, Gwen Baba, were already parents of a little girl named Gabrielle when they decided it was time to have a second child. Due to health problems, Conn and Baba chose to have a surrogate mother bear the child, but they discovered in time that the mother they chose was not completely honest about certain health issues, and due to the dangerously slow development of the fetus, a bit more than three months before the baby's due date, doctors advised Conn and Baba ...
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Overview

Documentary filmmaker Nicole Conn and her life partner, Gwen Baba, were already parents of a little girl named Gabrielle when they decided it was time to have a second child. Due to health problems, Conn and Baba chose to have a surrogate mother bear the child, but they discovered in time that the mother they chose was not completely honest about certain health issues, and due to the dangerously slow development of the fetus, a bit more than three months before the baby's due date, doctors advised Conn and Baba to abandon the pregnancy. Conn sternly refused to do so, and young Nicholas was born by cesarean section one hundred days early. The baby spent nearly all of its first five months of life in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Center of their hospital, and once he was able to go home, Nicholas still required feeding tubes and frequent visits to his medical team. The strain of taking care of Nicholas took a major toll on Conn and Baba's relationship, as well as their relationship with Gabrielle, and the expense and difficulty of caring for a child who will never lead a fully normal life leads many of their friends and acquaintances to wonder if their actions were for the sake of their son or a supreme indulgence of their desire for another child. Nicole Conn captured the ordeal of her first years with Nicholas on digital video, and Little Man is a feature-length documentary which explores the long and often painful road she and Gwen Baba followed on the road to their second baby. Little Man was screened as part of the 2005 San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
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Special Features

Family update; Deleted scenes; Preview of "The Nurses"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 683904700001
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Wolfe Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,640

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Nicole Conn Director, Editor, Producer
David C. Bohnett Executive Producer
Alissa Broderdorf Asst. Director
Mark Chait Score Composer
Shana Hagan Cinematographer
Brian Hoven Cinematographer
Danny Jacobsen Editor, Producer
KC Kaufman Cinematographer
Chris McDonough Score Composer
Juniper Post Sound/Sound Designer
Sean Presant Editor
Eric Reuveni Score Composer
Therese Sherman Cinematographer
Joe VanWitsen Cinematographer
Ben Zarai Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Little Man
1. Nicholas Is Born [4:09]
2. Backstory [4:00]
3. The Surrogate [6:45]
4. Problems Arise [:50]
5. Praying Is Like a Muscle [4:45]
6. Ready or Not [3:09]
7. NICU [4:46]
8. Separate Camps [3:04]
9. The Nurses [3:17]
10. Easter Eggs & Surgery [2:40]
11. The Cost of Life at the Hospital [5:58]
12. Creatures Called Nurse? [3:38]
13. At What Price Life? [3:55]
14. Nicholas Gets off the Vent [3:47]
15. NICU Phycosis [2:59]
16. Coming Home [4:19]
17. From the Frying Pan [5:54]
18. Matched to the Right Parents [4:36]
19. The Anatomy of Enstrangement [1:54]
20. Nicholas Gets Glasses [5:45]
21. New Year Old Patterns [4:46]
22. Gwen Doesn't Go to Chicago [3:55]
23. Nicholas Prepares for the Big One [4:21]
24. Nicole Faces the Music [4:02]
25. Devil's Dance With Technology [3:59]
26. The 100% Rule [2:05]
27. He Humbles Us [3:57]
28. Credits [5:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Little Man
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   Audio Setup
      Stereo
      5.1 Surround
   Select Scene
   Special Features
      Family Update & Thank Yous
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         The Changing of the Moustache
         Gabrielle Discovers Disinfectant
         Gabrielle
         Yin & Yang
         Nicholas Goes for the First of Many Tests
      Nicole's Fashion Sense
      Excerpt From the Nurses
      The NICU
      Also Available
      Theatrical Trailer
      Nicole Conn
         Q&A With Nicole
         Speaking Engagements
         Contact
      Little Man Film Script
      Commemorative NICU Tags
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