Since 1998, Little Minx has championed the careers of outstanding filmmakers who innovate with both creativity and intelligence. As a certified woman-owned production company, we have embraced diversity in our roster, crews, and staff for 22 years. This philosophy of inclusion is more than our mantra—it’s our mission. It’s the reason the company was founded, and it remains the most essential part of everything we do.
A.V. ROCKWELL is an award-winning filmmaker, commercial, and television director from New York City. Named as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” her work is celebrated for its distinctive voice, which slyly addresses issues of race, identity and systematic oppression.
Filmmaker and curator Barry Jenkins noticed the lack of a black female presence at Telluride Film Festival and said, after viewing A.V.’s film Open City: Kids, “…so gnarly, and so amazing… as a curator I realized that this is a vacuum that we’re not filling, so I’m going to go out and find it, and I found it!” Sure enough, it became a Telluride Film Festival Official Selection in 2013. Her directorial effort The Gospel, a music-driven short film commissioned by Alicia Keys, received a Clio Award for Film and was featured in Saatchi and Saatchi’s New Director’s Showcase. Fox Searchlight acquired A.V.’s latest short Feathers ahead of its premiere at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival.
A.V. has received fellowships from the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, and the John S. Guggenheim Foundation and was presented with the inaugural Diageo-Young Guns Diversity and Inclusion Award, which recognizes outstanding work from people of color. She is an alumni of the 2019 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs for her script A Thousand and One Nights.