2016, 60 minutes
A New York furrier meets a young Brooklyn artist and together they embark on an unexpected journey that will give new meaning to their lives.
How Big Little Is follows Irving Feller, a Brooklyn fur trader and artist, through the final chapters of his life. Told through the lens of his friend, filmmaker Jenn Nielsen, we accompany him on his last cross-country journey to trade wares with American Indians, witness the closing of his Greenpoint, Brooklyn fur shop, and celebrate his first solo gallery show at age 83. An expedition through love, loss, suffering, and ultimately triumph, we are uplifted by this unexpected intergenerational friendship. It’s the story of two people finding their way together as artists and a meditation on finding your voice- at any age.