M.A. Littler was raised in the old world and the new world, at airports, on junkyards, in motels and restaurants.
He found employment as a bouncer, a barkeeper, a cab driver, a translator, a screenwriter, a journalist – even as an ambulance driver.
All employment was short-lived.
In 1999, Littler founded Slowboat Films - a haven for truly independent cinema.
In his films and writing he has displayed an unhidden affinity for outsiders of all sorts – radical intellectuals, outlaw historians, marginalized artists, obscure musicians and holy con men.
When asked about this, Littler says:
"I'm interested in people who dance to their own beat, prototypes who fix their radio with a blow torch."