Artist Projects

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle


David Russo

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle is a film that combines self-referential documentary and animation with humorous, poetic narrative. Intended as a response to the filmmaker’s failed narrative feature project about a group of male janitors who become pregnant and then miscarry, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle uses male miscarriage as a surreal, playful metaphor for unrealized ambitions, and as a commentary on gender roles. Russo made this film first as a stand-alone work, later integrating it into a revitalized version of his feature. The New York Times writes, “Looking as if it were devised on acid and executed on mushrooms, this imaginative debut feature from the Seattle artist and filmmaker David Russo finds meaning in cleaning and life in dead ends.”

Project Updates

  • 2010: The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle is available for online streaming through Netflix

  • 2010: The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle releases on DVD

  • 2010: The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle wins Best Film at the Fresh Film Festival in Prague

  • 2010: The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle has Creative Capital premiere at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, CA

  • 2010: The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle has its NY theatrical premier at Tribeca Cinemas and premieres on Tribeca Film-On-Demand

  • 2010: The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle receives distribution from Tribeca Film

  • 2009: Russo wins Best Director for The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal