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Never Too Small

The Earth is dying. Climate change is the most important issue the world is facing today. I want to challenge everybody who watches my film to look within themselves, for how they can help. I composed the musical score in a minor key to show how serious the issue is. My title comes from a quotation from teenage climate activist Greta Thornburg, “…you are never too small to make a difference.” Kids have powerful voices, and I hope my film encourages everyone to use their voices to make a difference. Never Too Small (2019) is a short documentary about climate change and how kids can help. Filmed, edited and scored by 9-year-old director Mason Mirabile, he also conducted two interviews with experts at the World Wildlife Fund and utilized b-roll provided by WWF to tell this important story.

  • Mason Mirabile
    Through Your Eyes (2018)
  • Mason Mirabile
  • Dr. Nikhil Advani
    Key Cast
  • Grace Lee
    Key Cast
  • Mason Mirabile
    Key Cast
  • Anna Mirabile
    Key Cast
  • Mason Mirabile
    Musical Score
    Through Your Eyes (2018)
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Social Awareness, Climate Change
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Filmmakers of Tomorrow
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    United States
    March 21, 2020
    Best Wildlife Film
  • Scout Film Festival - Award Nominee
    Boston, MA
    United States
    April 18, 2020
    Award Nominee
  • West Chester Film Festival
    West Chester, PA
    United States
    April 25, 2020
  • All-American High School Film Festival

    United States
    October 10, 2020
    Best Middle School Film
  • Chesapeake Bay Film Festival
    Oxford, MD
    United States
    September 26, 2020
    Best Emerging Filmmaker
  • Naples International Film Festival
    Naples, FL
    United States
    October 24, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Mason Mirabile

Mason Mirabile (Arlington, VA) has been making short films since he was 7-years-old. His first film, The Alexa Family, was a stop-motion/comedy film exploring what our virtual assistants do when we leave the house. That film won Best Cinematography and was awarded Silver medals for Best Directing and Best Comedy at the 2018 Arlington Student Film Festival.

His 2018 film "Through Your Eyes", an experimental first-person documentary about the seeing the world through the eyes of a newborn, won a National Award of Excellence, and State, District and County awards from the respective Parent Teacher Associations. It also won 'Best in Fest' at the 2019 Arlington Student Film Festival, gold medals for Cinematography, Directing, Original Score or Sound Design, Visual Effects, Screenwriting, and silver medals for Documentary and Editing. In October 2019, Through Your Eyes was screened as an Official Selection at the 2019 Virginia Film Festival where Mason was the youngest director.

His 2019 film "Never Too Small", a short documentary about climate change and how kids can help, won multiple awards over the last two years. The film won Best Middle School film from the 2020 All American High School Film Festival and Best Elementary Film at the 2021 One Earth Film Festival. The film was awarded Best Youth Film at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, and Best Environmental Film at the 2020 SLO Film Festival Young Filmmakers showcase. Mason was also recognized as the Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2020 Chesapeake Film Festival.

Mason's current project, Stop Pebble Mine (2021), is a short documentary film about the proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska and how it would impact the indigenous people and wildlife.

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Director Statement

I make movies about things I think are important, interesting or that I want to remember. I also like composing original music to go with my films.