Into the Middle of Nowhere

Scotland / Germany 2010, HDV, color, 15 min, documentary

This documentary celebrates the uniqueness of childhood and the nonexistence of limits to a child’s imagination. In an outdoor nursery in the woods, children create their own individually constructed worlds and can test out the boundaries of reality. The environment allows them to explore everything through their own experience and imagination while also bringing to the foreground their personal and collective development. The woods become the place where the normal rules and regulations of society come to a halt and where the children transform the surroundings with their play.

Golden Gate Award for Best Short Documentary - San Francisco International Film Festival 2011
Nominated for a Cinema Eye Honor 2013 for outstanding achievement in nonfiction short filmmaking


Future Shorts Spring Season 2014
Sundance Film Festival 2012
Silverdocs 2012
True/False Film Fest 2012
San Francisco International Film Festival 2011
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011
London International Documentary Festival 2011
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2011
Punto de Vista, International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra 2011
Huesca International Short Film Festival 2011
Camden International Film Festival 2012
Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2011
ZagrebDox 2011
Mountainfest Telluride 2012
Films de Femmes, International Women's Film Festival Créteil 2011
Docudays - Beirut International Documentary Festival 2011
Sehsüchte, 40.Internationales Studentenfilmfestival Berlin-Potsdam 2011
IDFF Cronograph International Documentary Festival 2011
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival 2011
Short Film Festival Srebrena Traka 2011
Filmmor International Women's Film Festival 2011
Milwaukee Film Festival 2011
Tacoma Film Festival 2011
Pravo Ljudski Human Rights Film Festival 2011
L’Alternativa – Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona 2011
Port Townsend Film Festival 2012
Adventure Film Festival 2012
Jerusalem Anthropological Film Festival 2012
Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2013

Available for streaming in the US on Fandor
Link to the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery where the film was made