Tulsa, Okla., 2017 – Produced by Minerva Productions, in association with Four of a Kind Productions, the Peruvian Documentary, Los Bomberos (The Little Firemen) that first premiered at the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival has teamed with Amazon and its transactional video on demand platform, Amazon Prime, to bring the dynamic film to audiences across the world.
Los Bomberos (The Little Firemen) follows young boys between the ages of 8 and 28 who leave their families for months at a time to work as mechanics and life savers for stranded truckers along a treacherous stretch of road deep in the Andes Mountains between Huànuco and Tingo Maria. They can skillfully deconstruct and reassemble the old engines in these shipping trucks all while trying to evade the Shining Path; a violent terrorist organization that still haunts the region, despite what local politicians may say.
Directed by Key West local Quincy Perkins, Los Bomberos (The Little Firemen) was released in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Argentina, Canada, Peru and the United States during the final days of 2016. With help from the Key West Film Festival, the documentary has found a home with Amazon and will release in several other countries in early 2017 including France, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, and Spain.
“After nearly five years, we are thrilled to share our passion project with the world, says Director Quincy Perkins. “I hope that the story of these little firemen will not only resonate in their home country of Peru but throughout the world where there are parallel stories of struggle and strength.”
After raising vital funds via Kickstarter in early 2012, 125 supporters enabled Director, Quincy Perkins and Producers, Anne O’Shea and Brian Quattrini to spend several weeks shooting in the dangerous forested areas in the Andes Mountains of Peru to capture the story behind these “little firemen” and the atrocities that currently plague their country.
Throughout the past year, Los Bomberos (The Little Firemen) has been showcased at film festivals across the world including the Key West Film Festival, the Athens International Film + Video Festival, the Silver Springs International Film Festival, the Festival de Cine de Lima and the Lisbon International Film Festival where it received an award for Best Documentary Feature. More information can be found at http://www.thelittlefiremen.com/.
About Minerva Productions:
Minerva Productions was founded in 1996 as a theatrical production company in Wilmington, NC whose primary intention was to give women more opportunities both in front of and behind the footlights. It expanded to include film in 2009 and immediately achieved success with the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated film, The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. The mission now includes children, the LGBTQ community and all other underserved and often ignored factions of modern society that need a voice both locally and globally. Past film credits include The Family Fang, The Hunting Ground, Indian Point, Speed Sisters, Sins of A Father, Life Partners, What Maisie Knew, Girl Most Likely, Any Day Now, Goats, and Another Happy Day. For more information, please visit www.MinervaProductionsLLC.com
About Quincy Perkins:
Born and raised in Key West, Florida, Quincy Perkins studied at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NYU and Yale University where he earned degrees in linguistics and history. Before starting his professional film career, Perkins worked for National Geographic Magazine. His credits now include The Messenger, Underwater, The Tracks, and Swingers Anonymous. Perkins is currently the Director of Local Programming of the Key West Film Festival. For more information, please visit www.whiteorchidkeywest.com