Veteran director Little (known for movies like Marked for Death, Rapid Fire, Free Willy 2, Murder at 1600, and Halloween 4) offers an insightful, often funny account of his up-and-down career, sharing close-ups of how he made his own way in a devilishly difficult industry. On-set anecdotes reveal not just the nuts-and-bolts of movie-making but what it takes to maintain control on set, from an untested Little brandishing a one-way ticket back to L.A. to call the bluff of the money men considering replacing him during a location shoot, to legendary cinematographer László Kovács giving Little a movie-saving sign of support in front of meddling producers.
A movie-mad Midwesterner-gone-Hollywood, Little writes in a refreshingly straight-forward style, telling the story of achieving success, first in indies and then at studios, while managing to raise a family and maintain his values. He demystifies the glamor of directing: on a shoot in India, he dealt with lost equipment, a case of dysentery, a hotel room invaded by ravenous feral monkeys……

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….. 

Veteran director Little (known for movies like Marked for Death, Rapid Fire, Free Willy 2, Murder at 1600, and Halloween 4) offers an insightful, often funny account of his up-and-down career, sharing close-ups of how he made his own way in a devilishly difficult industry. On-set anecdotes reveal not just the nuts-and-bolts of movie-making but what it takes to maintain control on set, from an untested Little brandishing a one-way ticket back to L.A. to call the bluff of the money men considering replacing him during a location shoot, to legendary cinematographer László Kovács giving Little a movie-saving sign of support in front of meddling producers.
A movie-mad Midwesterner-gone-Hollywood, Little writes in a refreshingly straight-forward style, telling the story of achieving success, first in indies and then at studios, while managing to raise a family and maintain his values. He demystifies the glamor of directing: on a shoot in India, he dealt with lost equipment, a case of dysentery, a hotel room invaded by ravenous feral monkeys……

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.”