Still Rolling: Inside the Hollywood Dream Factory Book front Cover

Dwight Little had done the near-impossible—sustained a decades-long career as a director. In this funny, revealing, generous book, Dwight tells us how he did it—including insights on how to get movie and TV stars to think your ideas are their ideas, when to favor personal loyalty over personal advancement (and when not to!), how to turn disaster into opportunity, how to make a gigantic train look like it’s moving when it’s not, and how to know when your goose is (temporarily) cooked.”
Hart Hanson, creator and showrunner of Bones

“Excellent. An honest and engrossing fly on the wall account of the Director’s journey…the highs and lows memorably realized.”
Lauren Donner, producer, X-Men, Logan, and Deadpool

“Dwight has a very specific way of approaching story telling. He is one of my favorite directors that I trust will help me find the character and performance. This book details his approach to the business and I highly recommend it to all aspiring directors.”
Robert Patrick, Saturn Award winner, best known for portraying the iconic villain, T-1000, in Terminator 2

A revealing, wholly absorbing spotlight on an unforgiving but seductive profession.

Little, an American television and film director, recounts his career in a notoriously cutthroat industry in this debut memoir.

After working a variety of smaller jobs, the author broke into his profession by directing a title sequence to ensure that a feature film reached its desired 90-minute running time. This job led to his directorial debut, a low-budget mid-1980s spy thriller titled KGB—The Secret War. Little would go on to make several Hollywood movies and score some hits while suffering a few box-office disappointments. Many of his films have been notable—they include a sequel in the popular Halloween franchise (Halloween 4:The Return of Michael Myers);  a Steven Seagal vehicle (Marked for Death); a grim take on Phantom of the Opera with horror icon Robert Englund; and the actioner Rapid Fire with Brandon Lee. 

Feature Films

Dwight Little scored his first theatrical hit with his seasonal classic “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.”
He continued making hit movies like “Marked For Death” and “Rapid Fire” for 20th Century Fox.  More studio movies followed with  “Murder at 1600″,
” Free Willy 2″ (Warner Brothers) and  “Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid” (Columbia).
His indie features have also garnered critical praise including the recent “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison.”
His Horror/Thriller “Natty Knocks” was released Theatrically and on VOD in July 2023.

Movies For Television / Interactive

Dwight Little is renowned for directing compelling television movies and interactive games, blending drama with immersive storytelling. His work in TV movies captivates audiences with engaging narratives, while his involvement in games showcases his ability to create interactive and emotionally rich experiences. Little’s versatility across mediums highlights his skill in captivating a diverse audience, making significant impacts in both areas.

Series Television

Dwight Little began his television career with the acclaimed Fox detective series “Millennium.” Working steadily for the next 20 years, he has directed many of the most recognized shows on television including David E Kelley’s Emmy Award Winning “The Practice.” Other well known hits include “Prison Break,” “24,” “Bones,” “Sleepy Hollow”, “Nikita”, “Dusk Til Dawn,” and “Scorpion.”