Nia DaCosta has written and directed projects for stage, film, and new media platforms. “Little Woods” is her debut feature.
“Little Woods” premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on April 21.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
Nd: “Little Woods” is a film about two estranged sisters who live in a fracking boomtown in North Dakota and have to work outside of the law to improve their lives. This takes them on a dangerous journey that drives them to extremes.
It’s a film about choice in the face of few options and the lives of women in little seen parts of America.
W&H: What drew you to this story?
Nd: Part of what drew me to the story was my desire to explore a rural part of America that I was unfamiliar with and understand the lives of women in these spaces.