ABOUT LITTLE DEVIL
LITTLE DEVIL marks the film debut of longtime Los Angeles radio and television personality Steve Mason. Well known to sports fans as co-host of "The Mason & Ireland Show" now heard on 710 ESPN Radio, he is also the pregame host for both the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers and USC Football broadcasts.
The live action short tells the story of the remarkable and controversial political life of Republican operative Lee Atwater. In the span of just 20 minutes, Steve Mason as writer, director and actor captures the essence of what made Lee who he was. After a childhood marred by tragedy, he became the most vicious and ruthlessly competitive campaigner in history. LITTLE DEVIL attempts to find some truth about the man who promised to make the Democratic party sing the blues, and then succeeded at engineering the Presidential election of George Herbert Walker Bush in 1988. Lee was an amateur blues guitarist with friends like BB King, but ironically, he repeatedly used race in political campaigns to divide the electorate, which proved to be a winning strategy.
Atwater was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 1991 and famously apologized to the many candidates that he had smeared (including Bush's 1988 opponent Democrat Michael Dukakis) and published a deeply personal letter in Life magazine before his death, but to this day, some question his so-called "death bed conversion."
In addition to Steve Mason's lead performance as Lee Atwater, LITTLE DEVIL also stars John Robinson, Kaitlyn Black, Jamie Nicole Loken, John Moreaux and Reed Marshall. The director of photography is Jon Edwards with sound design by Kelly Cabral.
ABOUT STEVE MASON
Steve Mason is an accomplished and versatile broadcaster with extensive experience on both television and radio. He is a frequent contributor to ESPN, E! Entertainment Television, Fox News Channel, TV Guide Channel and Reelz Channel among others, offering his expertise on sports and the entertainment industry. He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities over the years including Tom Hanks, Kobe Bryant, Jamie Foxx, Catherine Zeta Jones, Tiger Woods, Morgan Freeman, Phil Jackson and Condaleeza Rice, to name just a few, and has been front and center on the red carpet and at major events reporting from Hollywood and New York and everywhere in between. He annually hosts ABC Radio Network's Academy Awards coverage, and he has also worked as a broadcaster at each of the last 6 Olympic games. Currently, he is the co-host of "The Mason and Ireland Show" on 710 ESPN Radio in Los Angeles and also hosts pregame for both the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers and USC Football.
In addition to being in front of the camera and behind the microphone, Steve is equally adept in the business world. He is the President and CEO of Flagship Theatres, which owns Cinemas Palme d'Or Theatres in Palm Desert, California and The University Village 3 Theatres in Los Angeles. He has parlayed his insider knowledge and contacts with studio executives to become one of the industry's leading movie box office analysts, and he is regularly quoted and sourced by news organizations like Bloomberg, Breitbart, the Associated Press and USA Today.